Tag: Octavia Butler
SPELLLING Walks Us Through Her Sci-Fi Influences for “Mazy Fly”
Bay Area experimentalist Tia Cabral explains how Kubrick, Sun Ra, and “Frankenstein” inspired the unique aesthetic for her sophomore LP.
Living Hells: George Saunders, Octavia Butler, and the Quest for a Moral Fiction
George Saunders’ first novel, “Lincoln in the Bardo,” follows in the footsteps of “Kindred” and “Cloud Atlas” in attempting to create a new kind of hell for the secular world—and in the process, it shows how fiction can still make a difference in Donald Trump’s America.