Only thing that could have made this collection look better than it already does is if some astute researcher came upon more of Octavia Butler's unpublished works and added a few to the mix. I just finished Bloodchild and Other Stories (2005) and my heart is still pounding. The woman was genius incarnate. Her stories are timeless.
If for nothing else but in her honor, indulge yourself in some delicious, fantastic, fabulous and (damn right) woman-centered Afrofuturism. To be released December 2008.