ERIC Number: EJ671256
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Octavia Butler and Virginia Hamilton: Black Women Writers and Science Fiction.
Hampton, Gregory Jerome; Brooks, Wanda M.
English Journal, v92 n6 p70-74 Jul 2003
Notes that African American literature has always had science fiction elements in its focus on narratives of the alienated and marginalized "other." Contends that Octavia Butler and Virginia Hamilton are two African American writers of science fiction who examine the connections between the stories of a culture and the genre of science fiction. Discusses these authors' backgrounds and works. (PM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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