Princeton University Library Catalog

Octavia E. Butler / Gerry Canavan.

Author:
Canavan, Gerry [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description:
xviii, 225 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series:
Summary note:
"Gerry Canavan offers a critical and holistic consideration of Butler's career. Drawing on Butler's personal papers, Canavan tracks the false starts, abandoned drafts, tireless rewrites, and real-life obstacles that fed Butler's frustrations and launched her triumphs. Canavan departs from other studies to approach Butler first and foremost as a science fiction writer working within, responding to, and reacting against the genre's particular canon. The result is an illuminating study of how an essential SF figure shaped themes, unconventional ideas, and an unflagging creative urge into brilliant works of fiction." -- Publisher's description
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-217) and index.
Contents:
Introduction: beginning at the end -- Childfinder (1947-1971) -- Psychogenesis (1971-1976) -- To keep thee in all thy ways (1976-1980) -- Blindsight (1980-1987) -- The training floor (1987-1989) -- God of clay (1989-2006) -- Paraclete (1999-2006) -- Conclusion: unexpected stories -- Appendix: "lost races of science fiction" (1980) / by Octavia E. Butler.
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ISBN:
  • 9780252040665 ((hardcover))
  • 025204066X ((hardcover))
  • 0252082168 ((paperback))
  • 9780252082160 ((paperback))
  • ((e-book))
LCCN:
2016950188
OCLC:
946905406
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