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Octavia E Butler


(Octavia Estelle Butler)
USA flag (1947 - 2006)

Octavia Estelle Butler was an American science fiction writer, one of the best-known among the few African-American women in the field. She won both Hugo and Nebula awards. In 1995, she became the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant.
 
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Anthologies containing stories by Octavia E Butler
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Short stories
Speech Sounds (1983)Hugo
Blood Child (1984)Nebula Awards
Bloodchild [short story] (1984)Hugo
The Evening and the Morning and the Night [short story] (1987)Nebula Awards (nominee)


Awards
Hugo Best Short Story winner (1984) : Speech Sounds
Hugo Best Novellette winner (1985) : Bloodchild [short story]
Nebula Awards Best Novellette winner (1985) : Blood Child
Nebula Awards Best Novellette nominee (1988) : The Evening and the Morning and the Night [short story]
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1995) : Parable of the Sower
Nebula Awards Best Novel winner (2000) : Parable of the Talents
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (2001) : Parable of the Talents


Octavia E Butler recommends
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Lion's Blood (2002)
(Lion's Blood, book 1)
Steven Barnes
"...best book Steven Barnes has ever written... imaginative, well researched, well written, and devastating"
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Hostile Takeover (2004)
Susan Shwartz
"Susan Shwartz reminds one that SF is a literature of ideas."

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