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. [1]

In 1979, when Butler was 22-years old, she wrote a letter of comment to Ambrov Zeor! #8. The zine did not print it, instead relegating it to WAHF.

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References

  1. ^ Kilgore, De Witt Douglas, and Ranu Samantrai. "A Memorial to Octavia E. Butler." Science Fiction Studies 37.3 (November 2010): 353–361