I never actually met Octavia--the one time she and I were in the same room I was so in awe, and so afraid that I would be embarrassingly enthusiastic--that I held back. I regret that still. So that only adds to my pleasure in announcing Bloodchildren, an anthology of stories by the Octavia E. Butler Scholars, edited by Nisi Shawl.
Eleven original stories by recipients of the Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship (2007 through 2012), plus a reprint of "Speech Sounds" by the scholarship's namesake, Octavia E. Butler. This anthology also includes a brief memoir of Butler by her Clarion classmate Vonda N. McIntyre and an introduction by Nalo Hopkinson. Edited by Nisi Shawl, published by the Carl Brandon Society, the administrator of the Butler Scholarship Fund, and available at Book View Cafe.
Nisi Shawl is reviews editor for The Cascadia Subduction Zone, a member of the Clarion West board of directors, and a founding member of the Carl Brandon Society, which administers the Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship Fund. Her collection Filter House won the 2009 James Tiptree, Jr. Award.
January 22, 2013 $8.01 ISBN: 978-1-61138-237-2