Women Writing Sci-Fi: from Brave New Worlds

Here is a clip from "Brave New Worlds: The Science Fiction Phenomenon", a 1993 TV documentary. The clip starts off with Robert Silverberg, then Karen Joy Fowler and Octavia Butler talk about why more women writers began writing science fiction in the 1970s. The link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vW9hVkrO9OU .

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Re: Women Writing Sci-Fi: from Brave New Worlds

I first heard of Octavia Butler at a Literary Festival in Charlotte. My book is called "Kill the Messenger: Gemini". http://killthemessengergemini.synthasite.com I was compared to her and I didn't even know who she was. Since then I found out that she passed away and I will never have the chance to meet her. I read some of her books and I can say that she was a true sci fi writer. She will be missed.

Re: Women Writing Sci-Fi: from Brave New Worlds

Hi Johanna!  Your book looks fascinating... It's so cool that you were compared to Octavia Butler.  I hope your writing continues to go well!

Re: Women Writing Sci-Fi: from Brave New Worlds

What a fascinating video Ayana, thanks for sharing!

 You should check out The Book of Skulls by Silverberg, pretty fun read.

 Jill

Re: Women Writing Sci-Fi: from Brave New Worlds

Great to know you were compared to Octavia Butler.You must be doing very well.I like the video thanks for posting.

Re: Women Writing Sci-Fi: from Brave New Worlds

Hey great blog about the women writers and good clip from the 1970's ..god that you managed to get it...good work....all the best

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I can only agree to this - Brave New Worlds

Re: Women Writing Sci-Fi: from Brave New Worlds

it's great to find webs about Octavia butler because recently I started to become interested in his work and  is a good place to get more information because i have only read his novel Parable of the Talents. Can someone give me more suggestions?

Re: Women Writing Sci-Fi: from Brave New Worlds

I'd really like to see the entire Brave New Worlds: The Science Fiction Phenomenon documentary.

Re: Women Writing Sci-Fi: from Brave New Worlds

I really enjoyed this.. What a good Article!!

Jill xx

Re: Women Writing Sci-Fi: from Brave New Worlds

There aren’t a lot of them in my estimation, unfortunately, so let’s celebrate the women who do write hard science fiction and encourage others.The only thing we cando is to motivate them.

Re: Women Writing Sci-Fi: from Brave New Worlds

I have read all her books. I liked every book in different aspect.. She is a Legend. God Bless her!

Re: Women Writing Sci-Fi: from Brave New Worlds

No words to appreciate her works.. she is a blessing in the world of literature..

Re: Women Writing Sci-Fi: from Brave New Worlds

It was worth spending time to watch this video.. Your books on science fiction was excellent either.. Great post.. Thanks for sharing..

Re: Women Writing Sci-Fi: from Brave New Worlds

Keep it up, your writing is always a joy to read that I even told my friends. Simply loving this!

Re: Women Writing Sci-Fi: from Brave New Worlds

Thanks for the interesting post and great video. I have read a lot of her books and I think she is one of the best authors.

Re: Women Writing Sci-Fi: from Brave New Worlds

she is very talented, and thats a damn old video back from the days.. i think sci-fi inspires people

Re: Women Writing Sci-Fi: from Brave New Worlds

This woman is very talented, thank you for posting this video.

Re: Women Writing Sci-Fi: from Brave New Worlds

I remembered I read her book before, quite impressed on her writing style. ;)

Re: Women Writing Sci-Fi: from Brave New Worlds

I don't think it's anything new to see women writers branching out into new field. It's really a good idea for them, sci fi gets a lot of readers. Thanks for the video.

Brave New Worlds

Informative. It really is a new world but it's one that was bound to happen. I enjoy reading female authors of Sci-Fi because the provide another perspective. Sci-Fi is growing over the years and I encourage a lot of my personal friends to take interest in some of the txt I've read.

Re: Women Writing Sci-Fi: from Brave New Worlds

It's one of those typical stereotypes found in many movies, and it even finds its way into sci-fi, good or bad, right or wrong.

Re: Women Writing Sci-Fi: from Brave New Worlds

i read her books and i think she was very talented sc-fi writer

Re: Women Writing Sci-Fi: from Brave New Worlds

Thanks a lot for sharing. I

Re: Women Writing Sci-Fi: from Brave New Worlds

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Re: Women Writing Sci-Fi: from Brave New Worlds

That was a nice video and i felt very good to know about such a woderful author.

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