Friday, March 03, 2006

oil-and-water

She once described herself as "a pessimist, a feminist always, a Black, a quiet egoist, a former Baptist, and an oil-and-water combination of ambition, laziness, insecurity, certainty, and drive." Octavia Butler, black woman science fiction writer, died recently - Tyler Cowen writes an obituary.

6 comments:

Saltwater Blues said...

beautiful writing Monica .. especially liked your RDB review.

cheers!

Anand said...

hey, thanks for this momo.
the 'left hand of darkness' and much else of the sci fi i admire seems to plae in front of Octavia Butler's pol-sci-fi

Nocturne said...

Monica, stumbled here by serendipity and fell in love with your voice.

@anand: bro, i think the Left Hand of Darkness was written by Ursula K LeGuin.

Sue said...
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Sue said...

Monica, first time here. You write of interesting stuff.

Anand, blasphemy! My sci-fi days are a little behind me, but back when it was a part of my M.A., I'd probably have lasered for a statement like that. Luckily for you, I'm nicer these days :-)

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