Octavia Butler {Black History}

Monday, February 22, 2016
Octavia Estelle Butler was an award winning science fiction writer. Born in Pasadena, California she began writing science fiction when she was just 12 years old.  Her first work was published in the 1971 Clarion Workshop anthology. Some of her works include, Bloodchild and Other Stories, Patternmaster (1976), Mind of My Mind (1977), Survivor (1978), Kindred (1979), Wild Seed (1980), and Fledgling (2005).

Octavia was the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Fellowship and was also the recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards. In 2005 she was inducted into Chicago State University's International Black Writers Hall of Fame.

She died February 24, 2006, at the age of 58. After her death, the Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship was established to provide support to african american students attending the Clarion Writers' Workshop, where she got her start and served as a mentor and teacher. 

Know your history #CelebrateBlackHistory

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