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Cultura e Mitologia / 19/09/2020

NEW SERIES - 7 science fiction books written by women you should already know – PART 1

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NEW SERIES - 7 science fiction books written by women you should already know – PART 1


Stop what you're doing now and think of three science fiction writers.

Thought? Well, Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick and George Orwell probably appear in this brief memory exercise. This brings up somewhat obvious information, but it deserves to be highlighted: science fiction literature is a field still dominated by men. Mostly white men with a restricted view of the world.

This does not mean that women are outside this area.

On the contrary, the history of science fiction literature and its subgenres (cyberpunk, space opera, dystopia, time travel and alien invasion) is populated by great writers, women who thought of other realities under surprising scenarios and, through their narratives , triggered reflections on social issues such as feminism, politics and religion.

Here are 7 writers who have successfully ventured into science fiction. With award-winning works and established careers, they show that this literary genre

{C}1. Octavia E. Butler

Daughter of a maid and a shoeshine girl, American Octavia Butler was the first black science fiction author to be recognized worldwide. She has written short stories, essays and 15 books throughout her career. For them, he received more than 20 nominations and several awards, including Nebula and Hugo - two of the most prestigious honors of science fiction and fantasy.

His most emblematic novel, Kindred, has just been published in Brazil by Morro Branco after 40 years of its original release. The plot is about Dana, a black woman who in the 70s lives successive episodes back in time, to the United States of the early 19th century. Issues of race and gender permeate the book that has sold more than half a million copies and that made it Octavia known as the "Great Lady of Science Fiction".

Publisher: Morro Branco

Pages: 432

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