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Title: Octavia Butler dead at 58
Post by: James_Nostack on February 27, 2006, 06:01:30 PM
Dang.  I only read a few of her books, but she was good.  I figured I'd post it here because she showed up in the bibliography thread.

Head injury after a fall at home (http://books.monstersandcritics.com/news/article_1133295.php/Sci-fi_writer_Octavia_Butler_dead_at_58)


Title: Re: Octavia Butler dead at 58
Post by: Joshua A.C. Newman on February 28, 2006, 07:26:37 AM
Sad, indeed. I was just giving her work another shot, too.


Title: Re: Octavia Butler dead at 58
Post by: Nev the Deranged on June 15, 2006, 02:21:08 PM

 No! When did this happen?? I didn't hear anything about it... but then I haven't been listening to the radio much lately.

 Cripes, March?? How the hell did I miss that? I'm crushed. Octavia Butler has long been one of my all time favorite authors. I reread the Xenogenesis trilogy every year, sometimes more.

 She was also a champion of human rights and social justice, through her writing which explored via science fictional premises the interactions of people, cultures, races, and ideologies.

 The world has lost a great light. But her work lives on, and I encourage anyone and everyone to seek it out and enjoy it.


Title: Re: Octavia Butler dead at 58
Post by: Gabriel Lopes Anaya on August 19, 2008, 06:26:22 AM
I just finished to read Bloodchild  (Hospedeiros in portuguese). It is one of the best short stories I read.


Title: Re: Octavia Butler dead at 58
Post by: Joshua A.C. Newman on August 19, 2008, 07:27:51 AM
Thanks for the recommendation, lopes!