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Octavia's Brood is an anthology of science fiction stories from social justice movements, edited by Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown. The book's title is a reference to Octavia Butler.

It was originally funded via a crowdfunding campaign, and intended to be self-published, however in 2014 they announced that they would instead be publishing through AK Press.[1]

The anthology "consists of radical science fiction/speculative fiction/fantasy/horror/magical realism short stories written by activist-writers who are actively involved in building movements for social change"[2], including:

  • LeVar Burton
  • Terry Bisson
  • Alexis Pauline Gumbs
  • Alixa Garcia
  • Autumn Brown
  • Bao Phi
  • David Walker
  • Dani McClain
  • Dawolu Jabari Anderson
  • Gabriel Teodros
  • Jelani Wilson
  • Kalamu ya Salaam
  • Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
  • Mia Mingus
  • Morrigan Phillips
  • Tara Betts
  • Tunde Oluniran
  • Vagabond
  • adrienne maree brown
  • Walidah Imarisha

... as well as essays by Tananarive Due and Mumia Abu-Jamal, and an introduction by Sheree Renee Thomas.

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