Selected Bibliography

  • Allison, Dorothy. “The Future of Female: Octavia Butler’s Mother Lode.” In Reading Black, Reading Feminist: A Critical Anthology, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., 471-78. New York: Meridian, 1990.
  • Curtis, Claire P. “Theorizing Fear: Octavia Butler and the Realist Utopia.” Utopian Studies; 2008, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p411-431, 21p.
  • Francis, Conseula. Conversations with Octavia Butler. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2009.
  • Foster, Frances S. “Octavia Butler’s Black Female Future Vision.” Extrapolation 23 (1982): pages 37-49.
  • Friend, Beverly. “Time Travel as a Feminist Didactic in Works by Phyllis Eisenstein, Marlys Millhiser, and Octavia butler.” Extrapolation Volume 23, Number 1 (Spring 1982): pages 50-55.
  • Gale Publishing. Octavia Butler’s “Kindred”: A Study Guide from Gale’s “Novels for Students.”; ISBN B00006G3KN. PDF format.
    –. Octavia Butler’s “Bloodchild”: A Study Guide from Gale’s “Short Stories for Students.”; ISBN B00006G3R6. PDF format.
  • Govan, Sandra Y. Notable Black American Women. Detroit, MI: Gale Research, 1992.
  • Hampton, Gregory J. “Lost Memories: Memory as a Process of Identity in the Fiction of Octavia Butler.” CLA Journal. Mar 2012, Vol. 55 Issue 3, p262-278. 17p.
  • Hampton, Gregory J. Changing Bodies in the Fiction of Octavia Butler: Slaves, Aliens, and Vampires. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2010.
  • Hampton, Gregory J. “Vampires and Utopia: Reading Racial and Gender Politics in the Fiction of Octavia Butler. CLA Journal. Sep2008, Vol. 52 Issue 1, p74-91. 18p.
  • Holden, Rebecca and Nisi Shawl, eds. Strange Matings: Science Fiction, Feminism, African American Voices, and Octavia E. Butler.  Seattle, Washington: Aqueduct Press, 2013
  • Johnson, Rebecca O. “African American Feminist Science Fiction.” Sojourner v. 19, n. 6 (February 1994), pages 12-14. (includes interview with Octavia Butler)
  • Lesniak, James G. Contemporary Authors. New Revision Series (v. 38). Detroit, MI: Gale Research, 1993.
  • 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” — ML.
  • Locher, Frances Carol. Contemporary Authors. (v. 73-76). Detroit, MI: Gale Research, 1978.
  • 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, v.38, April 1, 1995, p. 454.
  • Salvaggio, Ruth. “Octavia Butler and the Black Science Fiction Heroine.” Black American Literature Forum. Volume 18, Number 2 (1984): pages 78-81.
  • –, M. Barr, and R. Law. Suzy McKee Charnas: Octavia Butler: Joan D. Vinge. Mercer Island, Washington: Starmont, 1986. [Starmont Reader’s Guide, No. 23.]
  • Stevenson, Rosemary. Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia. Brooklyn, NY: Carlson Pub., 1993, pp. 208-210.
  • Zaki, Hoda. “Utopia, Dystopia, and Ideology in the Science Fiction of Octavia Butler.” Science Fiction Studies Volume 17, Part 2 (1990): pages 239-251.

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