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Octavia's brood : Science fiction stories from social justice movements editor Walidah Imarisha, Adrienne Maree Brown foreword by Sheree Renee Thomas

Octavia's brood : Science fiction stories from social justice movements editor Walidah Imarisha, Adrienne Maree Brown foreword by Sheree Renee Thomas

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Whenever we envision a world without war, prisons, or capitalism, we are producing speculative fiction. Organizers and activists envision, and try to create, such worlds all the time. Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown have brought 20 of them together in the first anthology of short stories to explore the connections between radical speculative fiction and movements for social change. These visionary tales span genres-sci-fi, fantasy, horror, magical realism-but all are united by an attempt to inject a healthy dose of imagination and innovation into our political practice and to try on new ways of understanding ourselves, the world around us, and all the selves and worlds that could be. Also features essays by Tananarive Due and Mumia Abu-Jamal, and a preface by Sheree Renee Thomas. Those concerned with justice and liberation must always persuade the mass of people that a better world is possible. Our job begins with speculative fictions that fire society''s imagination and its desire for change

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