Octavia Butler Dies.

Science fiction writer Octavia Butler died on Saturday at age 58. She was an amazing writer–a real storyteller who could lead you into the worst parts of gender and race without turning pedantic or bitter. She had amazing ideas. I haven’t read all her books yet. I can only handle one every five years or so, because they take a long time to move through you, changing ideas in their wake.



1 Comment

  1. Virg

    I’m very sorry to hear this. Her short story “Bloodchild” was my first exposure when it appeared in Asimov’s Sci-Fi Magazine. It has stuck with me since (and that was mid ’80s)

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