Quote Me Series

Quote Me: Episode 5

Octavia E. Butler: The Mother of Afrofuturism

April 27, 2022


Octavia E. Butler is widely considered the mother of Afrofuturism and queen of science fiction. Having been the only science fiction author to win the McArthur Genius fellowship, she is truly an inspiration to aspiring authors and sci-fi geeks alike. She is the author of 12 novels including the Patternmaster series, the Earth Seed duology, Kindred, and Fledgling. She is known for writing herself into her books, which is apparent with her empowered, African American, female protagonists, and brutal themes of consent, violence, and aspirations of equality. However, despite her skill, she was incredibly humble and shy. Join us in discussing her life and legacy!



Music:

Cercle by Another Brick is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Source: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/another-brick/avant-la-lettre/7-cercle
Artist: https://www.another-brick.nl/
Podcast Transcript
​Books by Octavia E. Butler: 

Further Reading: 

Further Listening: 

  • Lemonade by Beyonce
  • ArchAndroid by Janelle Monae
Further Watching: 

  • Get Out directed by Jordan Peele
  • Us directed by Jordan Peele
  • Antebellum directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz