Giveaway alert! We’re offering a free ebook of OCTAVIA E. BUTLER by Gerry Canavan during November. Butler’s experiences as an African American woman in the world of white male-dominated science fiction writing informed her career as a science fiction author. Canavan tracks the false starts, abandoned drafts, tireless rewrites, and real-life obstacles that fed Butler’s frustrations and launched her triumphs. The result is a study of how this essential science fiction figure shaped themes, unconventional ideas, and an unflagging creative urge into brilliant works of fiction. Sign up here to learn more. Offer ends at the end of the month, so don’t miss out!