Sunday, February 26, 2006

RIP Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006)

damn. is one of my favorite sci-fi authors ever. i'll miss her.

check out her most recent book: fledgling, which just came out in september - she's such a favorite that i bought it the second i knew it had come out - full price, even (lord knows i'm cheap with my book buying habits...amazon used, here i come! except not for ms. butler). excellent look at what it means to have family, to be human, to survive. and creepy as all get-out.

also recommended: kindred, an enthralling novel with an unconventional perspective on southern american history and slavery. includes time travel as a storytelling conceit, but not as a main focus of the story; often shelved in not only science fiction but african-american history sections. i'm just sayin', it's amazing and will blow your mind. check it out.

and, basically, anything else she's written.

a good bio.

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