Sharifah and Jenn discuss a Miyazaki graphic novel, Black superheroes, Octavia Butler, recent award-winning short fiction, and more.
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Octavia Butler profile [USA Today]
“Rat and Finch are Friends” by Innocent Chizaram Ilo, 2021 Nommo Award Winner for Short Story (Tied), published in Strange Horizons (cw: homophobia)
“Metal Like Blood in the Dark” by T. Kingfisher, 2021 Hugo Award Winner for Short Story, published in Uncanny Magazine
“Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers” by Alyssa Wong (warning: disordered eating) (2015 Nebula Award for Best Short Story; 2016 World Fantasy Award for Short Fiction)
Emergency Skin (Forward Collection) by NK Jemisin (warning: racism, homophobia) (2020 Hugo and 2020 Ignyte Awards for Novelette)