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R.I.P Octavia Butler

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One of Black America’s great science fiction writers joined the ancestors today. Best known for her amazing novel “Kindred,” which concerned a black woman who travels back in time to the South to save a white man, Butler became the first science fiction writer to win the prestigious McArthur “Genius” Award. Butler’s ability to wed top-shelf creative writing to keen socio-historical insights has been an inspiration to an entire generation of writers and thinkers. Here’s a link to an interview that my man Jelani Cobb did with her some years back: http://www.jelanicobb.com/portfolio/obutler.html

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  1. jasmine - February 27, 2006 12:10 pm

    oh, no, marc! i had no idea octavia butler died. erica and i are checking out your site…

  2. curious mistery is always curious boy - March 3, 2007 10:12 am

    Awesome stuff! Thanks for all the information. corner can percieve opponents

  3. Tyler - July 4, 2007 9:30 am

    Nice resource, very interesting reading… Good luck with your site in the future!!! May be you like my sites?

  4. DANIEL FALKNER - October 20, 2009 7:43 am

    BYE-BYE HILL….DON’T HAVE TO SEE YOU MAKE A FOOL OF YOURSELF ON THE FACTOR NO MORE…FYI “MISTERY” IS SPELLED MYSTERY……”DOCTOR” HILL.

  5. Kimberly - October 20, 2009 10:51 am

    Oh wow! May she rest in peace. She was a talented author.

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