Monday, February 27, 2006

SciFi Author Octavia Butler dead at 58

Octavia Butler's death is very sad news as we come to the end of Black History month. Butler is considered to be the first black woman to gain wide popularity in the SciFi genre. She covered the unpopular topics of gender and race in her stories. She will be missed greatly by scifi lovers.
Her books can be purchased at your local independent bookstore or by searching at
Patternist series:
Patternmaster (1976)
Mind of my Mind (1977)
Survivor (1978)
Wild Seed (1980)
Clay's Ark (1984)

Xenogenesis series:
Which can be found as these individual novels:
Dawn (1987)
Adulthood Rites (1988)
Imago (1989)
or in these titles as a collection of all 3 books:
Xenogenesis (Hardcover 1989)
Lilith's Brood (Softcover 2000)

Parable novels
Parable of the Sower (1993)
Parable of the Talents (1998)

Kindred (1979) a single work
Bloodchild and Other Stories (1995) short fiction and essays

On-line uncollected stories
Book of Martha


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