Books Unexpected Stories by Octavia E. Butler Digital Download, 95 pages, Open Road Media, List Price: $3.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleUnexpected StoriesAuthorOctavia E. Butler Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Other editions available for purchase: Digital Download, 82 pages, Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy, , published June 24 2014 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleUnexpected StoriesAuthorOctavia E. Butler Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary This collection presents two previously unpublished stories: a novella titled "A Necessary Being," and a short story titled "Childfinder." Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Unexpected Stories The Book Concierge: Find your next read with NPR's 2014 book guide >> NPR hide caption toggle caption NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2014's Great Reads December 3, 2014 NPR staff and critics selected some 250 standout titles. Now it's up to you: Choose your own adventure! Use our tags to filter books and find the perfect read for yourself or someone else. Review Book Reviews An 'Unexpected' Treat For Octavia E. Butler Fans July 10, 2014 When sci-fi legend Octavia E. Butler died in 2006, fans mourned the loss of works she could have written. Now, two unpublished stories are being released after a scholar found them among her papers.