Blackness, speculation, vision, disability, persist, narrative


Octavia Butler ends her short essay on writing, “Furor Scribendi” with a single word: persist. Her work and contribution to science fiction broadly and afrofuturism has been her work envisioning a multiplicity of futures--and what is vision but speculation that persisted? This annotated bibliography tracks several of Butler’s novels and short stories which were written as acts of speculation and which have persisted as key narratives for authors at the intersection of disability studies and Black women’s speculative practices.



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