Octavia E. Butler
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Octavia E. Butler was a science fiction writer.
Butler was a multiple recipient the Hugo Award (1984, 1985 ) and the Nebula Award (1984, 1999), as well as many other awards. In 1995, Butler became the first science-fiction writer to receive a MacArthur Fellowship.
Two of her most known books are "The Parable of the Sower" and "Kindred."
Butler claimed to have three loyal audiences: black readers, science-fiction fans, and feminists. 
Fannish Meta By, and About Butler
- "A Taurean Voice: A Commentary on the Patternist Novels of Octavia E. Butler" is an essay by Linda Frankel in A Companion in Zeor #3 (February 1979). This essay includes extensive comments by Butler in response.
- Parable by chaila is an Octavia Butler constructed vid shown at the Wiscon/Vid Party in 2016
Convention Guest of Honor
- Kilgore, De Witt Douglas, and Ranu Samantrai. "A Memorial to Octavia E. Butler." Science Fiction Studies 37.3 (November 2010): 353–361