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Butler, Octavia E.


The Huntington: Octavia Butler

Octavia Estelle Butler was born in Pasadena, California in 1958. She died in Lake Forest Park, Washington in 2006. In between, she published dozens of novels, short stories, essays, and speeches that critiqued contemporary American hierarchies, praised the strength of survivors, and effectively reinvented ideas of what it means to be human in a post-industrial society. She was the first science...