Today in “Short Story Club,” Chelsey and Sara are discussing “Speech Sounds” by Octavia Butler. This post-pandemic story about the importance of language and communication feels incredibly prescient and relevant, like all of Butler’s work. “Speech Sounds” is a highly discussable, quick read. We’d love to hear your thoughts on it!
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Speak by Laurie Hals Anderson (Amazon)
Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements (Amazon)
Vox by Christina Dalcher (Amazon)
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