Octavia E. Butler

Octavia Estelle Butler was an African-American science fiction author. A multiple recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, she became in 1995 the first science-fiction writer to receive a MacArthur Fellowship. Butler was born in Pasadena, California. After her father died, she was raised by he…






"Once you grow past Mommy and Daddy coming running when you're hurt, you're really on your own. You're alone, and there's no one to help you."

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