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Mind of My Mind and Coercive Control [Octavia Butler Book Club]

by • October 19th, 2011

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*Trigger Warning/Spolier Alert* “Are we going back home?” Vivan asked. Karl glanced at her, then looked around. He realized that he was heading back toward Palo Verde. He had left home heading nowhere in particular except away from Mary and Doro. Now he had made a large U and was heading back to them. And […]

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Mind of My Mind [Octavia Butler Book Club]

by • August 12th, 2011

Mind of My Mind

[Doro] glanced at Rina in annoyance. Rina shrank back against the wall. “What’s the matter with you?” he asked. “Do you think you’re safer over there?” “Don’t hurt me,” she said. “Please.” “Why would you beat a three-year-old like that, Rina?” “I didn’t do it! I swear. It was a guy who brought me home […]

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Final Thoughts on Wild Seed [Octavia Butler Book Club]

by • August 5th, 2011

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Next week, we will move on to the second book in the Patternist series, Mind of My Mind. But first, let’s close out Wild Seed. I found myself coming back to two main ideas after reading. (Spoilers ahead – but you should be keeping up with the reading.) The first was a question for myself: […]

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Vote: Should We Read Octavia Butler’s Survivor?

by • July 11th, 2011

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So, Book Clubbers, I need to resolve a little problem that’s popped up. Over the weekend, I read Survivor using the link that commenter FtrYBFMD provided. On one hand, I can see why Butler hated the novel. Her novels are generally known for complicated morality – this one reads pretty clearly. There aren’t really good […]

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Wild Seed [Octavia Butler Book Club]

by • July 7th, 2011

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Doro discovered the woman by accident when he went to see what was left of one of his seed villages. The village was a comfortable mud-walled palace surrounded by grasslands and scattered trees. But Doro realized before he reached it that it’s people were gone. Slavers had been to it before him. With their guns […]

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Introducing: The Octavia Butler Book Club

by • June 29th, 2011

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Octavia Butler was Racialicious before we even existed. The late author is a cult icon, being a boundry breaking black woman in Science Fiction who infused her writing with rich societal commentary on race, gender, dominance, and much much more. Last year, the University Press of Mississippi was kind enough to send me a review […]

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Now Reading: Jose Antonio Vargas on “[His] Life As an Undocumented Immigrant”

by • June 27th, 2011

Jose Antonio Vargas

by Latoya Peterson

Jose Antonio VargasLast year, at a Poynter function, I had the privilege of meeting Jose Antonio Vargas in person. Both charming and interesting, with a huge drive to make journalism a true tool of democracy, he seemed like someone I wanted to get to know.

Last week, Vargas wanted the world to get to know exactly who he…

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