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Octavia E. Butler : Kindred, Fledgling, collected stories

Title
Octavia E. Butler : Kindred, Fledgling, collected stories / Gerry Canavan & Nisi Shawl, editors.
Author
Butler, Octavia E.
Publication
  • New York, N.Y. : The Library of America, [2020]
  • ©2020

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TextNo restrictions *R-RMRR PS221 .A4 v. 338Schwarzman Building - Main Reading Room 315 - Reference
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Additional Authors
  • Canavan, Gerry
  • Shawl, Nisi
  • Butler, Octavia E.
Description
xv, 774 pages; 21 cm.
Summary
This first volume in the Library of America edition of Octavia E. Butler's collected works opens with her masterpiece, Kindred, one of the landmark American novels of the last half century. Its heroine, Dana, a Black woman, is pulled back and forth between the present and the pre-Civil War past, where she finds herself enslaved on the plantation of a white ancestor whose life she must save to preserve her own. In Fledgling, an amnesiac discovers that she is a vampire, with a difference: she is a new, experimental birth with brown skin, giving her the fearful ability to go out in sunlight. Rounding out the volume are eight short stories and five essays--including two never before collected, plus newly researched explanatory notes prepared by scholar Gerry Canavan. Butler's friend, the writer and editor Nisi Shawl, provides an introduction.
Series Statement
The Library of America ; 338
Uniform Title
Library of America ; 338.
Alternative Title
Kindred, Fledgling, collected stories
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Science fiction.
  • Short stories.
  • Time-travel fiction.
  • Afrofuturist fiction.
  • Psychological fiction.
  • Horror fiction.
  • Fantasy fiction.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references.
Contents
Introduction / by Nisi Shawl -- Kindred -- Fledgling -- Collected stories. Childfinder ; Crossover ; Near of Kin ; Speech Sounds ; Bloodchild ; The Evening and the Morning and the Night ; Amnesty ; The Book of Martha -- Essays. Lost Races of Science Fiction ; Positive Obsession ; Furor Scribendi ; The Monophobic Response ; Preface to Bloodchild and Other Stories.
Call Number
Sc D 21-180
ISBN
  • 9781598536751
  • 1598536753
OCLC
1151752115
Author
Butler, Octavia E., author.
Title
Octavia E. Butler : Kindred, Fledgling, collected stories / Gerry Canavan & Nisi Shawl, editors.
Publisher
New York, N.Y. : The Library of America, [2020]
Copyright Date
©2020
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Creator/Contributor Characteristics
Gender group: gdr Women
Gerry Canavan: Gender group: gdr Men
Nationality/regional group: nat Americans
Occupational/field of activity group: occ Authors
Gerry Canavan: Occupational/field of activity group: occ University and college faculty members
Series
The Library of America ; 338
Library of America ; 338.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
Local Note
Schomburg copy with dust jacket.
Local Subject
Black author.
Added Author
Canavan, Gerry, editor.
Shawl, Nisi, editor, writer of introduction.
Container of (work): Butler, Octavia E. Kindred.
Container of (work): Butler, Octavia E. Fledgling.
Container of (work): Butler, Octavia E. Childfinder.
Container of (work): Butler, Octavia E. Crossover.
Container of (work): Butler, Octavia E. Near of kin.
Container of (work): Butler, Octavia E. Speech sounds.
Container of (work): Butler, Octavia E. Bloodchild.
Container of (work): Butler, Octavia E. Evening and the morning and the night.
Container of (work): Butler, Octavia E. Amnesty.
Container of (work): Butler, Octavia E. Book of Martha.
Research Call Number
Sc D 21-180
*R-RMRR PS221 .A4 v. 338
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