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Post Apocalyptic Reflections: Parable of the Sower (Earthseed 1) by Octavia E. Butler

Parable of the Sower (Earthseed 1) by Octavia E. Butler

Published: November 1993 by Four Walls Eight Windows

Genre: Sci-Fi


In California, in the year 2025, a small community is overrun by desperate scavengers, as an eighteen-year-old African-American woman sets off on foot on a perilous journey northward.

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First Person

Archival Information: He was a teenager when he impaled himself on a cross trying to emulate Jesus. He didn’t die, but there was a fair amount of blood. 478 more words

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'Maggot Moon' - Sally Gardner

‘Why is mankind so fucking cruel? Why?’

Set in an dystopian country ruled over by an oppressive and cruel regime, Sally Gardner’s award winning Maggot Moon… 384 more words


Dismantling the Master's House of Cards with the Master's Tools

Being an author, understandably more than a few people have wanted my thoughts on the Hugo/Sad Puppies controversy. For those of you just joining us, this piece by… 716 more words

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Interview with Sci-Fi Author C.A. MacLean


Today’s guest author is C.A. MacLean, a sci-fi writer I had a chance to meet personally last fall at a local book event. While this gentleman may appear quiet and demure his characters and plots are anything but! 4,251 more words

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Pensées in Pollux b Penitentiary

For Flash! Friday vol. 3-19, the prompt is a setting of a kitchen, along with the following public domain photo. For the A-to-Z Challenge, … 251 more words


A Sympathetic Victim: What I Learned from "Unfriended" and "It Follows"

How do you generate sympathy for your characters? Two movies offer an object lesson.
I watched “Unfriended” and “It Follows” over the last few weekends. Both movies deal with the perils of teen relationships and sexuality using rather rote horror tropes. 495 more words

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