‘It’s about sending my mind off to some place it hasn’t been before.’

Get to know Octavia E. Butler before this week’s BookTalk, where we will cover her classic novel Kindred.

In this wide-ranging interview from The Charlie Rose Show (‘…the nightly PBS program that engages America’s best thinkers‘) she discusses her (then) new book Parable of the Talents, her MacArthur Fellowship, her love of arguing with audiobooks and how the space race was a way of fighting a nuclear war without actually having one.

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