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15 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Novels That Should Be Taught In Schools

By Matt Heckler Dec 10, 2013

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Lilith’s Brood by Octavia E. Spencer

The first science fiction writer to be awarded the MacArthur Genius Grant, Octavia E. Spencer has a career full of genius works. Perhaps her most important and most widely known is Lilith’s Brood, a trilogy that examines race, gender roles, and species through a story that involves humanity being saved by an alien race that has three genders. It’s a difficult series to summarize, but contains endless possibilities for discussion and a really enriching read.

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Matt Heckler

Matt Heckler is a writer, book critic, musician, movie nerd, sci-fi aficionado, and awesome beard haver from Chicago. When he isn't writing for The MindHut, he is drinking tasty beverages and working on his first novel. Follow him on Twitter @androiddreamer!

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