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September 15, 2010

Submitted by alycia on Wed, 09/15/2010 - 11:47
  • "When I began writing science fiction, when I began writing, heck, I wasn't in any of this stuff I read. The only black people you found were occasional characters or characters who were so feeble-witted that they couldn't manage anything, anyway. I wrote myself in, since I'm me and I'm here and I'm writing." --Octavia Butler, from a 2000 New York Times interview.
  • I read a little of Conversations with Octavia Butler over lunch. They just got vegan dumplings in the cafeteria! A life-altering Midwood event!

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