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Octavia E. Butler Slow Read
Join booktubers Njeri (Onyx Pages) and Tatiana (Musical Tati) for luxurious slow read of Octavia E. Butler’s body of work from 6/22/2020-11/2021. When you buy 4 or more Butler titles from Sistah Scifi, you will receive an automatic 20% off each book.
SOULar Powered Book Bundle
We are happy to offer the 2021 SOULar Powered Book Bundle
I get to show the world some of the best authors of all time, and have my favorite authors with me wherever I go. So good!
This was an interesting workshop.
I've gotten many compliments on this shirt -- it's a fun way to rep Octavia Butler and leads to good conversations about sci-fi (and particularly sci-fi written by Black women and femmes). The shirt is comfortable and high quality as well.
Love this shirt! Not only is it Octavia E. Butler related, but it is super soft!
Love my Sistah Scifi Authors List Shirt!
It's a comfy and well-printed t-shirt with an excellent design.
Parable of the Sower: Book 1 The Parable Series (Hardcover)
Parable of the Sower Shirt
The List shirt is lovely. I was unsure which size to get so I reached out to Sistah Scifi and they helped me get the right size. The shirt fits great and the printing quality is wonderful. Thanks Sistah Scifi!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this sweatshirt! It's so soft and cozy inside that I have to stop myself from wearing it every day. The design is magnificent, and I can just feel the Black girl magic emanating from it. Thank you for helping me feel seen. :D
I can't read this book fast enough! "This is the way the world ends. Again." I'm pulled IN! So happy I made this purchase.
Bold & comfy AF. Thank you, Sistah Scifi.
Absolutely ripping, finished it in two days and immediately ordered the sequel. My only complaint is that I need ALL the details of the marvelous setting. Not that the book is short on them or anything, but a feast of imagination flits by in the background of this story, and everything outside that world feels dull by comparison right now.
The characters feel perfectly genuine, except for the classic (and forgivable) genre exception of "I guess there's no time to force these strangers to explain these incredible developments, so I'll just go along with it." I also perceived a touch of the Mary Sue about the protagonist, but in this case I'm in favor of it. And, to my surprise and satisfaction, Nnedi Okorafor deftly dodges the vast majority of pitfalls that tend to plague the "yer a wizard, kiddo" theme. The core crew's varying relationships to their looming adolescence lends an enjoyable richness to their interactions, and I especially enjoyed the passing-without-comment displays of collective leadership and decision-making in action.
I'm expediting shipping on the next book and dropping this one off to a neighborhood eleven-year-old girl who will go bananas over it. Very excited to continue with this series and this author.
Each of the short stories included in this collection will leave you waiting more from each author. Each one was at least a 4 for me. Mostly all 5s. Huge range of diverse, fantasy characters and settings. Totally recommend.