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Octavia Estelle Butler

Octavia Estelle Butler, American writer. Member advisory board Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame; Member Science Fiction Writers American, National Writers Union.

Background

  • Butler, Octavia Estelle was born on June 22, 1947 in Pasadena, California, United States. Daughter of Laurice and Octavia Margaret (Guy) Butler.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Pasadena City College, 1968. Student, California State University, Los Angeles, from 1969.

    Career

    • Free-lance writer, Los Angeles, from 1975. MacArthur fellow, 1995.

    Works

    • Bloodchild and Other Stories
    • A perfect introduction for new readers and a must-have for avid fans, this New York Times Notable Book includes "Bloodchild," winner of both the Hugo and the Nebula awards and "Speech Sounds," winner of the Hugo Award.
    • Bloodchild and other Stories
    • An anthology of science fiction tales by an accomplished African-American writer includes "Speech Sounds," which won the Hugo Award, "Near of Kin," her only non-science fiction tale, and the award-winning "Bloodchild.

    Membership

    Member advisory board Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame. Member Science Fiction Writers American, National Writers Union.
    Octavia Estelle Butler
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    Died February 24, 2006
    (aged 58)
    • 1968
      Pasadena City College