MIT Reads community discussion: "Dawn," by Octavia Butler
Friday, November 16, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Building 14, Lewis Music Library (14E-109)
160 MEMORIAL DR, Cambridge, MA 02139
The MIT Libraries invites you to join a discussion of the MIT Reads fall selection: Octavia Butler's Dawn, chosen in partnership with the Black Students' Union.
Nominated for the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, Dawn reveals a world in which the future of humankind is threatened. Self-determination, identity, sexuality, even basic genetics are all up for grabs. Compromises must be made that will either save humanity or destroy it forever -- and as Lilith Iyapo, a young Black woman, discovers, telling the difference between salvation and destruction can be harder than you’d expect.
Octavia Butler (1947-2006) was a multiple recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards and the first science fiction writer to receive a MacArthur Fellowship.
Feel free to bring your lunch; dessert will be provided.