Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements
Author: Adrienne Maree Brown, Walidah Imarisha, Sheree Renée Thomas, Bao Phi, David F. Walker, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Morrigan Phillips, Gabriel Teodros, Tunde Olaniran, Dawolu Jabari Anderson, Tara Betts, Vagabond, Jelani Wilson, Kalamu ya Salaam, LeVar Burton, Terry Bisson, Dani McClain, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Tananarive Due, Autumn Brown, Alixa Garcia, Mia Mingus
Publisher: AK Press
Release Date: March 15, 2015
Whenever we envision a world without war, without prisons, without capitalism, we are producing visionary fiction. Organizers and activists envision, and try to create, such worlds all the time. This book brings twenty of them together in the first anthology of short stories to explore the connections between radical speculative fiction and movements for social change. The visionary tales of Octavia's Brood span genres—sci-fi, fantasy, horror, magical realism—but all are united by an attempt to experiment with new ways of understanding ourselves, the world around us, and all the selves and worlds that could be. The collection is rounded off with essays by Tananarive Due and Mumia Abu-Jamal, and a foreword by Sheree Renée Thomas.