Book View Café is pleased to join the Carl Brandon Society in publishing Bloodchilden: Stories by the Octavia E. Butler Scholars.
Every year, the Carl Brandon Society, whose goal is to increase diversity in the field of science fiction, presents scholarships to two students of color accepted to the prestigious Clarion and Clarion West writers’ workshops. The scholarships, named in honor of the brilliant African-American writer Octavia Butler, pay workshop tuition and housing fees for the recipients.
Edited by Nisi Shawl, Bloodchildren includes an introduction by Nalo Hopkinson and a memoir by Vonda N. McIntyre of her friendship with Octavia Butler, which began when they were students together at the Clarion Workshop in 1970.
The collection includes ground-breaking stories by Indrapramit Das, Shweta Narayan, Caren Gussoff, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, Lisa Bolekaja, Chris Caldwell, Jeremy Sim, Erik Owomoyela, Dennis Y. Ginoza, Mary Burroughs, and Kai Ashante Wilson.
Table of Contents:
Introduction by Nalo Hopkinson
“Speech Sounds” by Octavia E. Butler
“Octavia Estelle Butler” by Vonda N. McIntyre
“My Love Will Never Die” by Christopher Caldwell
“Falling into the Earth” by Shweta Narayan
“Free Bird” by Caren Gussoff
“Impulse” by Mary Burroughs
“Dancing in the Shadow of the Once” by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz
“Légendaire.” by Kai Ashante Wilson
“Steal the Sky” by Erik Owomoyela
“/sit” by Jeremy Sim
“Re: Christmas, Bainbridge Island” by Dennis Y. Ginoza
“The Runner of n-Vamana” by Indrapramit Das
“The Salt Water African” by Lisa Bolekaja