Octavia E. Butler
American fiction writer
Octavia Estelle Butler was an American science fiction writer. A multiple recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, in 1995 she became the first science fiction writer to receive a MacArthur Fellowship. Wikipedia
Born: June 22, 1947, Pasadena, California, United States
Died: February 24, 2006, Lake Forest Park, Washington, United States
Education: Pasadena City College, MORE
Awards: MacArthur Fellowship, Nebula Award for Best Novel, MORE
I just knew there were stories I wanted to tell.
And by the way, I wanted to point out that Kindred is not science fiction. You’ll note there’s no science in it. It’s a kind of grim fantasy.
Once you grow past Mommy and Daddy coming running when you’re hurt, you’re really on your own. You’re alone, and there’s no one to help you.