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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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I argued with myself about reading this book. Did I want to honor Octavia Butler by skipping this one, and always wonder what it was that made her unhappy with her “star-trek” novel? Or would I read it because if I didn’t my completist heart would never rest? Obviously I read it. I liked it. It isn’t my favorite of the series, which is Wildseed, but for me I was always wondering what the lives of mutes or non-psychics/non-clayarks was like among the far more evolved beings. This book helped fill in a few of the gaps, but not all of them. It isn’t as tethered to the patternist world (for many reasons) as the rest of the books, but I also thought that about clays ark when I read it after Wildseed and Mind of my mind. It just comes at you from another angle. Side note: It did take a bit of work, and googling, to get the PDF on my kindle, but totally worth it!
I instantly fell in love with the world --- Rena Barron doesnt tell you about the world, she shows you. I love a bit of sleuthing in a fantasy novel -- so I I was primarily drawn to the solving the mystery of the missing children plot. And I wasn't disappointed. I love how you also get a good sense of the characters (main and side characters) immediately. Definitely getting the second book.
This is a series I come back to again and again. It is such a rich dialogue about what it means to be human, woman, sovereign, and so much more. I take something different away every time I engage with this wonderful work of art. Getting the series from Sistah Scifi made the experience even more special. I so appreciated the personal note. Looking forward to my next purchase!
Love the first two books. I’m pacing waiting on book number 3
The illustrations are wonderful and full of life. I can't wait to REREAD this book by my favorite author.
I bought this book for my mother-in-law, who I introduced to Dr. Nnedi Okorafor last month in a meet-the-author virtual event at my alma mater. I hadn't read Binti at that point, but that was the primary focus of the talk as it's her most popular work (I'm a big fan of her other work), and my MIL was intrigued: the perfect gift. It arrived on time for her birthday, supporting an independent book store that is right up her alley. (Since purchasing the book, I managed to borrow and listen to the first part of Binti, which was very enjoyable!)
This won't be the only book I buy from Sistah Scifi! Thank you for being out in the world, Isis!
Haven’t had any time to read lately.. I will let you know when I do 💕
I am never disappointed with Octavia Butler's books and Survivor tops in one of my favorites. Octavia did good world and community building on another planet, and I felt myself immersed in the alien worlds and communities. Octavia should have allowed continued printing of Survivor because Survivor was a good story that explained more of and added to the Patternist series.
Great service. Really pleased. I would definitely buy from this store again.
I love this vintage design! This fit is fantastic too.
I gave the gift card to Zan, a recent college graduation and sci-fi fan. She loved the gift and plans to use the gift card soon. I also got her a book of short stories by Octavia Butler, and she loved that too. And she's excited about your website offerings and online community book clubs.
This classic tote is made epic by the authors represented upon it. All my fave books fit & I carry it everywhere. It often sparks conversation & I get to introduce folks to writers they may not have encountered before. Love this tote!
Not only is it a great shirt, light & stretchy, its an easy way to bring up my favorite authors.
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