Best Bargain Book: Octavia E. Butler’s Survivor for $2

Best bargain book: Octavia E. Butler’s out-of-print Survivor for $2 at a used book store.

Obviously they didn’t know what they had. I found Survivor, along with Xenogenesis and one of my favorite novels by Tananarive Due, unceremoniously stacked with a huge lot of fantasy books.

Meanwhile, the Stephen King and Dean Koontz books were in nice, neat rows in the front. Privileging of white, male authors? Chicken or egg? I don’t know. But I was so happy to find that book, and I enjoyed Survivor, even if Butler didn’t think it one of her best.

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