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The Octavian Files

 The Octavian Files, this is my way of paying Homage and Respect to the Memory and the Immortal work of the Queen of Science Fiction Authorship ... to the Living Legacy of Octavia Ebutler, all are invited to share in this Circle.

Location: Jamaica NY
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Latest Activity: Nov 28, 2018

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Visiting Octavia

Started by Ayana J. Last reply by Vee Edwards Nov 28, 2018. 14 Replies

I live in Southern California and visited Octavia Butler's grave last week. Here is a link to what the grave site looks like…Continue

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"The Visitor" Black Sci-fi film

Started by Tyy Sams Feb 20, 2014. 0 Replies

Hey Black Scifi Romance!Thank you all for watching my film "The Visitor" for the Hollywood Black Film Festival mobile challenge. We truly appreciate your support!I am a HUGE fan of Black romantic…Continue

Kindred drama: Listen or download MP3s

Started by Jarvis Sheffield - Admin Nov 24, 2013. 0 Replies

Kindred drama: Listen or download MP3sHow the download works will depend on your computer settings. In most cases, left-click to listen immediately. Right-click and "Save link as..." to download to…Continue

Ms. Butler's essay on writing

Started by Gayle Bell. Last reply by Regina Allen Aug 18, 2011. 5 Replies

I picked up a book of her essay's about 2 years ago, she had a wonderful essay on writing that I have taken to heart, but I can't remember the title.  Can anyone help me?Thank you,Gayle BellContinue

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Comment by Jarvis Sheffield - Admin on August 6, 2015 at 8:54am

Auset, you are 2000% right. Tell me more about what you've done. 

Comment by SW Auset Etznab Aswad on August 6, 2015 at 7:21am

Well...the best way to ensure the integrity of her works is for us...right here to adapt the scripts, seek out our own agent and production company and be very strategic with distribution...once we get permission to option the work of course. We should have all the talent we need on BSFS...right? Who's game? I've already begun some ground work with Author Luisa Teish 

Comment by carlos fowler on May 25, 2015 at 7:19am

Her work rivals all others. Hollywood stole all of her ideas and gave not credit or compensation

Comment by Carles CJ Juzang on April 9, 2015 at 7:56pm

Just found out that my Heroine Author OCTAVIA BUTLER is interned here in th Los Angeles Area. Her Earthday was June 22, and I wanted to know if anyone here wanted to do SOMETHING for that day.Anyone here in the LA area interested in doing something or know of events honoring this elder who has passed on?

Comment by Ayana J on June 12, 2014 at 5:00pm

We are having another birthday event. You can submit your birthday wishes or memorial message on our tumblr page. We will then launch your post on Octavia's 67th birthday! June 22, 2014.

Ayana

Event info: http://bit.ly/VisitOEB2014

Comment by Brandon Hill on January 6, 2014 at 1:03am

I joined the group because I'm a major fan of Ms. Butler's works.  I even did a couple of videos on YouTube about them, and would like to share them with you if you're interested.  

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Comment by Jan S on April 5, 2013 at 1:18pm

Moe, I'm with you on being wary of any adaptation of Ms. Butler's works for film, for the reason you mentioned. I hope whoever her literary executor is (might be someone other than her agent) will take great care with her works. 

Comment by Moe on January 30, 2013 at 9:07pm

On the one hand I want so much to see Octavia Butler's work adapted but on the other hand I'm afraid of what might happen. Ursula K. Leguin's Earthsea Trilogy was adapted and characters changed race she was not pleased. Wild Seed would make an epic film.

Comment by Jarvis Sheffield - Admin on January 30, 2013 at 5:51pm

Thanks Ayana, because I didnt know how Mr. Dickerson got into the picture. I know I love some Octavia! I think they felt they could make a bankable film with that one. I think all of her work should be made into films too Adalberto. 

Comment by Ayana J on January 30, 2013 at 5:20pm

On IMDB it mistakenly says that Clay's Ark is a children's book! Perhaps they assume this is so because Dreamworks is thinking of adapting it. Here is an article: Exclusive: Ernest Dickerson Shopping Adaptation Of Octavia Butler's... and

WHY HASN’T OCTAVIA BUTLER’S WORK BEEN ADAPTED

I wonder why that book would be adapted first. Maybe they want Will Smith to play the astronaut since he seems to be the only game in town when it comes to Black films in sf most of the time. :)

 

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