Sunday, February 3, 2019

30-Second Book Review: Octavia Butler's Wild Seed


Wild Seed is one of my favorite books which happens to be authored by Octavia Butler. I recently re-read it and was thoroughly knocked over but the depth of her writing, again. In my opinion, this story is much stronger than "Black Panther" that in its own right is a great movie. However, it seems that modern Hollywood producers prefers comic book heroes over more realistic depictions of how powerful Black people could survive and prosper on this planet. Wild Seed is based on many historical facts and not just a fictional hi-tech kingdom ruled by a Black king. (Yet, I will always embrace Wakanda.)

For this Black History Month in 2019, we should take another look at many of the Black Speculative Fiction Classics available to us. Start with Wild Seed.

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