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Octavia E. Butler (Modern Masters of Science Fiction) Paperback – Illustrated, October 31, 2016

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"A deep reading of the work of the late science-fiction master."--Kirkus Reviews
 
"Canavan delves into Butler's personal papers, housed at the Huntington Library, in order to illuminate the muses behind this groundbreaking author whose limited public persona was typically described by words such as shy and awkward. Canavan's careful and even reverent handling of Butler's journals and diaries, notes, drafts, and revisions reveals a lonely woman most at home in worlds of her own making, a woman whose drive and passion were not just to write, but to sell what she wrote." --Resources for American Literary Study

"For those of us who cannot make the journey to the archive, Octavia E. Butler serves as a more-than-adequate substitute and entry into this treasure trove of Butler's writings."--Los Angeles Review of Books

"A must-read for scholars of [science fiction], Canavan's scholarship is both a work of sharply dedicated research and a loving tribute to one of [science fiction’s] most creative geniuses. Highly recommended."--Library Journal


"This book deserves a place of honor on the shelf of every fan or scholar of Butler's work and should be acquired by every institution with the resources to do so, from the smallest local library to the most heavily endowed research university."--SFRA Review

"Both fans and scholars will appreciate this vivid in-depth study of an internationally acclaimed science fiction author's life and work."--Shelf Awareness

About the Author

Gerry Canavan is an assistant professor of twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature at Marquette University. He is a coeditor of The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction .

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  • Item Weight : 14.4 ounces
  • Paperback : 248 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0252082168
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0252082160
  • Product Dimensions : 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press; Illustrated Edition (October 31, 2016)
  • Language: : English
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