Monday, February 27, 2006

Octavia Butler

Octavia Butler died Friday. A great loss. One of a small group of African Americans writing science fiction, Butler also avoided the typical androids/laser guns/boy hero brand of science fiction and used the genre to examine race, gender, oppression and intolerance, and envionmentalism.

I haven't read enough of her work. I regret that I now catch up after her death.

Science Fiction Writer Octavia Butler Dies

Octavia Butler, brilliant master of sci-fi, dies at 58



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