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Changing Bodies in the Fiction of Octavia Butler

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Changing Bodies in the Fiction of Octavia Butler: Slaves, Aliens, and Vampires is a timely text that critically situates Butler's fiction in several fields of study including American, African-American, gender, and science fiction studies. This book attempts to avoid excluding as many readers as possible by evading esoteric jargon while still engaging the interdisciplinary ...more
ebook, 200 pages
Published October 14th 2010 by Lexington Books
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Jun 14, 2014 rated it liked it
I am rating this a 3, even though as far as content goes, it is most definitely a 4 or a 5, even. The discussion of Butler's use of gender, race, religion, and social constructs in her writing is very well thought out and an interesting conversation to have.

The 3 is strictly for the glaring mistakes in the text. At least once in each chapter, I was ripped out of the discourse by a word that was obviously incorrect either in spelling or usage. I would have hoped that the book would have a better/
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