Anonymous said: I'm interested in getting into Octavia Butler's work, but the size of her oeuvre is a little intimidating. Do you have any recommendations on where to start?

afrofuturistaffair:

I personally think Kindred and Wild Seed are the best to start with for easing your way into the mind and worlds of Mama Butler.  Pros for Kindred as your first is that its a stand-alone novel, one of her earlier works, and deals explicitly with enslavement in the antebellum South. Wild Seed is part of the Patternist series, so if you start there, be prepared to get hooked and have to read the rest of the books in the series. But anywhere you choose to start will be amazing and addictive. - rasheedah

Do others have thoughts?   

Kindred is a good place to start, but for someone who would like to read something in one sitting, I’d try Bloodchild and Other Stories.

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Seven Bullets and a Bubble

Bullet points, I’m feeling like using bullet points, especially since nothing much is going on in my library world outside of summer reading club.

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indeed.

She just did it on ‘em.

serious-gorgeous:

indeed.

She just did it on ‘em.

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"But my agent has a theory. She says every marriage is jerry-rigged. Even the ones that look reasonable from the outside are held together with chewing gum and wire and string."

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