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A perfect slice of Octavia E. Butler’s incredible storytelling, written in 1970 at the Clarion Writer’s Workshop, this science-fiction gem serves us the familiar, extraordinary, diabolical, and triumphant. It’s a story that makes one hunger for more of Ms. Butler’s work, her words, and a future, as yet, unwritten.
“I had started something that I wasn’t going to let the organization stop. Partly because my kids deserved a chance. And partly because they were going to settle a lot of scores for me and a few million other people … someday.”
Why We Chose This Story: A classic from a master of her genre, Childfinder is an origin story unto itself and a precursor to so much of Butler’s writing. We believe it is the perfect introduction to the thrilling digital season ahead!
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A perfect slice of Octavia E. Butler’s incredible storytelling when a disaffected telepath connects with a young girl in a desperate attempt to help her harness her growing powers; but, mentorship is a rocky path, and every lesson comes at a price.
The masterful N.K. Jemisin weaves an intriguing spy thriller with a thread of steampunk and a touch of Sapphic romance. Lush, daring, and sultry, this slice of history with a jaunty caper edge keeps the heart pumping.
In a lyrical and warmhearted adventure for the whole family, we meet a boy who wants to grow up faster than his Papá is ready for.
FLIGHT IS THAT RAREST THING, A POPULAR NEW COMIC OPERA… DOVE’S MUSIC FLIES, THE OPERA IS FUN, AND PEOPLE ARE GOING TO LOVE IT.” –The Evening Standard
The largest and most highly-attended film festival in the United States is going virtual in 2021. 11 days. 90+ feature films and 100 plus shorts from over 50 countries. Daily events, talks, Q&As and more.
Oscar Wilde, one of our favorite wits and celebrated scoundrels, gives us an hilarious satire at the intersection of American and British sensibilities. Full of clever repartee and heartfelt charm, The Canterville Ghost succeeds as an amusing ghost story laced with romance and redemption.