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The Phoenix Must BurnAfrofuturism and the unique style of Octavia Butler is reborn! This collection of short stories inspired by the legendary author with a dash of Beyonce's black feminism introduces the empowering concept to new, younger readers. Each story offers enchanting, powerhouse heroines who show readers how independence is life's true magic. Fourteen years after her passing, Octavia Butler continues to amaze and inspire writers and readers everywhere with her daring characters and prose.

A Phoemix Must Burn edited by Patrice Caldwell (List price: $18.99, Mulholland Books), recommended by Fountain Bookstore, Richmond, VA.