Speech Sounds

Octavia Butler

This short story is only available to members of the ERAU community through Hunt Library.


This short story is part of the Octavia E. Butler anthology Bloodchild and Other Stories, published in 2012. Included is the Hugo Award–winning “Speech Sounds,” about a near future in which humans must adapt after an apocalyptic event robs them of their ability to speak. In these pages, Butler shows us life on Earth and amongst the stars, telling her tales with characteristic imagination and clarity. [Description adapted from book].