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24 March 2015

Chana

A new science fiction anthology entitled Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements will come out this spring from AK Press. (See below for an important update about AK Press.)

Walidah Imarisha, Octavia’s Brood co-editor, describes their mission.

“We started the anthology with the belief that all organizing is science fiction. When we talk about a world without prisons; a world without police violence; a world where everyone has food, clothing, shelter, quality education; a world free of white supremacy, patriarchy, capitalism, heterosexism; we are talking about a world that doesn’t currently exist. But collectively dreaming up one that does means we can begin building it into existence.”

This beautiful article asserts science fiction as an active tool of social justice.

Read the full article and make sure to pre-order the anthology!

Update: A henious fire in Oakland, CA on March 21 killed two people and badly damaged the warehouse used by AK Press and 1984 Printing. Lend your help and support.