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Octavia E. Butler
Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength
Roy F. Baumeister, John Tierney
Christopher Paolini
Jane Slayre: The Literary Classic with a Blood-Sucking Twist
Sherri Browning Erwin
Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt
Anne Rice
Eastern Standard Tribe
Cory Doctorow
Colonization: Aftershocks
Harry Turtledove
By Blood We Live
Kevin J. Anderson, Tanith Lee, Garth Nix, Anne Rice, Eric Van Lustbader, Jane Yolen, Tad Williams, Michael Marshall Smith, Nancy Kilpatrick, Carrie Vaughn, Barbara Hambly, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, CaitlĂ­n R. Kiernan, Catherynne M. Valente, Norman Partridge, Brian M. Stab
Wings of Fire: Dragon Stories
Anne McCaffrey, Patricia A. McKillip, Orson Scott Card, Harlan Ellison, Tanith Lee, Garth Nix, Ursula K. Le Guin, Diana Wynne Jones, Robert Silverberg, Jane Yolen, George R.R. Martin, Holly Black, Barry N. Malzberg, Michael Swanwick, Peter Beagle, Charles de Lint, Merced
Heart-Shaped Box
Joe Hill

Changing Bodies in the Fiction of Octavia Butler

Changing Bodies in the Fiction of Octavia Butler - Gregory Jerome Hampton I am rating this a 3, even though as far as content goes, it is most definitely a 4 or a 5, even. The discussion of Butler's use of gender, race, religion, and social constructs in her writing is very well thought out and an interesting conversation to have.

The 3 is strictly for the glaring mistakes in the text. At least once in each chapter, I was ripped out of the discourse by a word that was obviously incorrect either in spelling or usage. I would have hoped that the book would have a better/more thorough editor.

The book is recommended for the discussion, but maybe a future edition will have some errors corrected.