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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: May 1

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Visiting Octavia

Started by Ayana J. Last reply by Carles CJ Juzang Apr 9, 2015. 13 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 Bushmama Africa on October 6, 2011 at 6:38pm

i just finished the fledgling I so wish had written the another addition to that story..im so thirsty to see where the story went from there.

 

Comment by Jeffery Watson on September 7, 2011 at 8:50pm
Thanks for the invite!
Comment by Regina Allen on September 2, 2011 at 7:39pm

I have a Powerpoint presentation that I created for a lecture last semester and thought I'd share it with everyone:

 

Octavia%20Butler.ppt

 

This is the first time I uploaded a file so if anyone has problems opening the link, let me know.

 

Comment by Jan S on August 21, 2011 at 1:52pm
Ayana J., is that your site over at OctaviaButler.net? Great-looking site, regardless of who owns it. :)
Comment by Sharon A on August 15, 2011 at 5:40pm
My intro to Ms. Butler was Kindred in a college humanities class.  The instructor was an outside of the box teacher that provided opportunities for students to experience things beyond the norm - and that totally describes Ms. Butler's writings.  Ms. Butler's writing style was unlike any other I had read and I was totally immersed in the story from the first line.  Thanks for creating this thread.  She is owed this and more for her contributions to science fiction - and especially to Black Science Fiction!
Comment by Wanganegresse on August 15, 2011 at 12:53pm
This comment is so random, but Octavia E. Butler is one of those authors that hold so much symbolic value to me--beyond their writing--that I find that I am a little more joyful, feel a little more possible whenever I see her name.   It's like seeing or smelling chocolate, you already know it's going to be good ;-)  All that's to say, thanks Mark for creating this new group.
Comment by Regina Allen on August 14, 2011 at 3:11pm

This is a great site. Octavia Butler did an interview with NPR back in 2001. I've kept it on my bookmarks and thought I'd share it with you:

http://www.npr.org/programs/specials/racism/010830.octaviabutler.html

 

Comment by Valjeanne Jeffers on August 14, 2011 at 3:03pm
I love Octavia!! She was the first and still my favorite :). Brother Mark, You always find the most awesome pics. And when my pc stops cutting up I'll check them out... at my leisure. I know they'll be mind blowing:)
Comment by s. denise rouse on August 14, 2011 at 12:43pm

She is my all time favorite author, thank you very much for creating this group. 

Denise 

Comment by Alicia McCalla on August 14, 2011 at 9:42am
Awesome! Can't wait to see your posts.
 

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Product Review Updates

Posted by Stephen Alexander on May 21, 2018 at 9:31pm 1 Comment

Occasionally, I will update members of the club as to the status of products I've reviewed.

Here's what I learned this week.

  • Katharos: The Shattered World is returning from hiatus with a new site in June. Click the Patreon link for more details
  • Keloid has made its Indiegogo goal and has the funds it needs for season 2. They may have started production. Their Indiegogo page did not say. Click the link if you're curious.
  • The Force #2 is in progress. Check out UrbanGodInk Studios at their facebook page.
  • Urban Shogun has a sci-fi comic out now called Sankofa Guard. Check it out…
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