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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.
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Thanks to Sistahscifi I was able to get a copy of this wonderful work that takes us into the mind and process of Octavia Butler as a writer and creative. I was happy to see the book arrive promptly in excellent condition and appreciate the catalogue of Black speculative fiction and texts about these incredible writers that sistahscifi provides.
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I can't remember the last time an author kept me up all night reading, but NK does it. Every time. Every one of her books is its own universe, and in the Inheritance Trilogy, she really brings you back to the beginning---while simultaneously expanding the present and launching you into the future. Her writing style is a potent concoction of revelation, conversation, and poetry that make the pages and hours melt away. The world of Inheritance is so vast, full of mythos, politics, cruelty, magic, liberation, and loves so large that they literally change the fabric of the universe. The trilogy is impossible to put down. 'Epic' is an understatement; Inheritance is nothing short of legendary. 1 million out of 10 stars.
Brilliant, honestly. Civil war-era Zombie YA AU, you say? My first thought was, sign my shit up, and that was before I knew that it involved:
- a damn near prescient thread about residential schools for Native- and African- Americans
- the struggle with the ridiculous difference in how a woman is treated being white-passing versus being obviously black that only seems to have changed shape in the last 150 years
- enemies-to-bffs trope executed beautifully
- problematic relationships with parents
- treacherous boarding schools
- Using religion as a bludgeon
- failed utopias
- a bisexual MC who has a weakness for clever men and is well aware of it
- fantastic prose and some next-level insight into human behaviors
There is literally nothing about this book I would change, and I'm just sad that Ireland has said this is only a duology (with some short stories in the 'verse). I realize that sounds crazy to say about zombie AU YA, but honestly. It's so. good. Can't wait to read the sequel.
Super happy that I was able to buy The Broken Earth Trilogy from a black woman owned business. I haven't started reading the books yet but I'm just happy that I got to support both the store and a black author with my purchase. Also the books came with a cool bookmark and a really nice hand written note which brought me a lot of joy. Thank you!
I love this shirt! I have a large collection of graphic t-shirts showcasing things I enjoy but this one fills me with pride to showcase the names of these amazing authors. BONUSES-The shirt feels and fits great. Fastest delivery I have ever received from the West Coast.
This is such a comfy and cute shirt! I love it! I usually wear 10-12 and a M or L shirt. I ordered medium and it fit perfectly. My order came really quick. I will definitely order more from Sistah Scifi.
it will be about two months before i get to read these books.
i will email you a review when i finish them.
good luck with your business. it fills a very big open space.
Love this shirt. Wish it came in a woman's fit though.
Thank you so much for making this. It's a great shirt and shipped quick.
First but certainly not last order with Sistah Scifi. Shirt fits perfectly, so very soft and proud to display my fave authors when I'm out and about.
There aren't many tees that I claim to love, but this one certainly gains that accolade. Thanks to Sistah Scifi for a quick turnaround and a fantastic tee!
Obsessed with this author!
I bought the shirt because of the list of authors I love but I hate to take it off because it's SO soft and comfortable. A very cool design and high quality cotton makes this my new go-to t-shirt.
Immediate response once order placed. Item ordered thru an event via Eventbrite. Friendly staff.