Octavia Butler Resources

I found quite a bit of information on Octavia Butler while writing my essay.  Most of the information came from books about african americans, which I found somewhat interesting.
 
 
 
McCaffery, Larry.  Across the Wounded Galaxies: Interviews with Contemporary American Science Fiction Writers.     University of Illinois Press, 1990, Urbana, IL. Pages 54-70.
Antczak, Janice. "Octavia Butler: New Designs for a Challenging Future." in African-American Voices In Young Adult Literature, eds. Smith, Karen Patricia. The Scarcrow Press, Inc. 1994, Metuchen, NJ.
Butler, Octavia E. "Positive Obsession" and "Furor Scribendi" in Bloodchild and Other Stories, Four Walls Eight Windows, 1995, New York, NY.
"Octavia  Butler" in Contempory Black Biography, Vol. 8. eds. Mabunda, L. Mpho. Gale Research Inc. 1995, Detroit, MI. Pages 38-41
Govan, Sandra. "Octavia E. Butler" in Notable Black American Women, edited by Smith, Jessie Carney.  Gale Research Inc. 1992. Detroit, MI. Pages 144-147
"Octavia E. Butler" in African American Biography, Vol. 1. U-X-L Gale Research Inc. 1994. Detroit, MI. Pages 109-111
"Octavia E. Butler" in The African-American Almanac. eds. Estell, Kenneth. Gale Research Inc, 1994. Detroit, MI. Page 823
Stevenson, Rosemary. "Butler, Octavia E." in Black Women in America. eds. Hine, Darlene-Clark. Carlson Publishing, 1993.  Brooklyn, NY. Pages 208-210
O'Connor, Margaret Anne. "Octavia E. Butler" in Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 33. eds. Davis, Thadious M. & Trudier Harris.  Gale Research, Inc. 1984. Detroit, MI. Pages 35-41

 

Resources that I didn't use, but might be helpful to you

Allison, Dorthy. "The Future of Females: Octavia Butler's Mother Lode." In Reading Black, Reading Feminist: A
Critical Anthology edited by Henry Luis Gates, 471-78. NY: Meridian, 1990.
Foster, Frances S. "Octavia Butler's Black Female Future Vision," Extrapolation (1982): pages 37-49
Salvaggio, Ruth. "Octavia Butler and the Black Science Fiction Heroine." Black American Literature Forum. Vol 18, number 2 (1984): pages 78-81.
Levy, Michael. "Green SF and Eco Feminism." Originally published in IAFA Newsletter, Spring 1989 issues. Reprinted in Robert Collins and Robert Latham, editors, Science Fiction and Fantasy book Review Annual, 1989 Edition (Westport, CN: Meckler, 1990). "Review article of recent work by Octavia Butler, Nancy Kress, Pamela Sargent, and Sheri S. Tepper"
McTyre, Robert E. "Octavia Butler: Black America's first lady of science fiction." Michigan Chronicle. April 26, 1994. pp PG. 
Raffel, Burton. "Genre to the Rear, Race and Gender to the Fore: The Novels of Octavia E. Butler." Literary Review. Vol. 38. April 1, 1995. 454. 
Stevenson, Rosemary. Black Women In America, An Historical Encyclopedia. Brooklyn, NY: Carlson Pub., 1993. 208-10. 
Zaki, Hoda. "Utopia, Dystopia, and Ideology in the Science Fiction of Octavia Butler." Science Fiction Studies 17:2 (1990). 239-251
Locher, Frances Carol. Contemporary Authors. (v. 73-76). Detroit, MI: Gale Research, 1978.
Lesniak, James G. Contemporary Authors. New Revision Series (v. 38). Detroit, MI: Gale Research, 1993. 
Friend, Beverly. "Time Travel as a Feminist Didactic in Works by Phyllis Eisenstein, Marlys Millhiser and Octavia Butler." Extarpolation Volume 23, Number 1 (Spring 1982): pages 50-55.
Johnson, Rebecca O. "African American Feminist Science Fiction." Sojourner v. 19, n. 6 (February 1994), pages 12-14. (includes interview with Octavia Butler)
M. Barr, and R. Law. Suzy McKee Charnas: Octavia Butler: Joan D. Vinge. Mercer Island, Washington: Starmont, 1986
Fry, Joan. "An Interview With Octavia Butler." Poets and Writers Magazine. March/April 1997, pages 58-69.
Luckhusrt, Roger. "Horror and Beauty in Rare Combination: The Miscegenate Fictions of Octavia Butler." Women: a cultural review. v. 7, n. 1, pages 28-34.




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