Rion Amilcar Scott (’13) Profiled on THE BUTTER


Why You Should Read Him

Because you’re tired of seeing/reading the same people, the same stories over and over. The people of Rion Amilcar Scott’s world are people who share our cities, but for most of this country, for white people like me, they may as well be on another planet, in a science fiction story. Because our worlds are kept carefully separate. But Scott’s people do not stay in their place, they will burn themselves into you and you’ll find yourself thinking about them all the time. Rion Amilcar Scott writes people, not characters. There’s a difference and it’s the stuff of worlds.

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