"Maybe we'll be butterflies." - Erykah Badu, Next Lifetime*
Afro-Netizen™: Octavia Butler, brilliant master of sci-fi, dies at 58
For more than 30 years, Seattle science-fiction novelist Octavia Butler dreamed up fantastic worlds and religions, made-up creatures and futuristic plots. Then, in her stylistic prose, she used them to tackle the social issues she was most passionate about.I'm ashamed to say that I haven't read a lick of prose by Octavia Butler. Emily Hefter is recommending Parable of the Talents but what say you?
I've already got a huge back-logged reading list but it has been a minute since I've read some good science fiction. Give me Octavia Butler recommendations please.
*I go back and forth about which Erykah Badu song is my favorite but I think Next Lifetime is it. Thinking about this video right now, I want to play it and follow it up with Andre 3000's Prototype and then try to figure out why those two aren't still together.