Octavia Butler, Science Fiction Author

Octavia Butler, Science Fiction Author

Had the pleasure of meeting and learning from her when I attended Clarion West in 2003. Her book, Kindred, was the the first novel that put its fist right into my chest and yanked me in without warning.

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4 comments to Octavia Butler, Science Fiction Author

  • This is still one of my favorite pictures of her.

  • Sam

    Ms. Butler is one of the few authors I wished I could have met. (long time SF reader but I only discovered her recently)

  • Garry

    She is one of my all time favorites, I always hoped to meet her. A shame I ever will be able to.

  • Jaye E

    I had a similar experience with “Kindred”. It was sci-fi that didn’t have the sci-fi trappings. I fell in love with reading again because of that book. Octavia Butler is my favorite writer and I’m so sad that we’ll never be graced with new works from her. Definitely a talent gone too soon.