Octavia E. Butler

‘Octavia Estelle Butler (June 22, 1947 – February 24, 2006) was an American science fiction writer. A multiple recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, Butler was one of the best-known women in the field. In 1995, she became the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Fellowship, nicknamed the “Genius Grant”‘

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Novels

  • Patternist series
  • Patternmaster (Doubleday 1976; Avon 1979; Warner 1995)
  • Mind of My Mind (Doubleday 1977; Warner 1994)
  • Survivor (Doubleday 1978)
  • Wild Seed (Doubleday 1980; Warner 1988, 2001)
  • Clay’s Ark (St. Martin’s Press 1984; Ace Books 1985; Warner 1996)
  • Seed to Harvest (Grand Central Publishing 2007; omnibus excluding Survivor)
  • Xenogenesis series
  • Dawn (Warner 1987, 1989, 1997)
  • Adulthood Rites (Warner 1988, 1977)
  • Imago (Warner 1989, 1997)
  • Xenogenesis (Guild America Books 1989; omnibus)
  • Lilith’s Brood (Warner 2000; omnibus)
  • Parable series (also referred to as the Earthseed series)
  • Parable of the Sower (Four Walls, Eight Windows 1993; Women’s Press 1995; Warner 1995, 2000).
  • Parable of the Talents (Seven Stories Press 1998; Quality Paperback Book Club 1999; Women’s Press 2000, 2001; Warner 2000, 2001)
  • Kindred (Doubleday 1979; Beacon Press 1988, 2004).
  • Fledgling (Seven Stories Press 2005; Grand Central Publishing 2007).

Short Stories

  • Bloodchild and Other Stories (Four Walls, Eight Windows, 1995; Seven Stories Press
  • Unexpected Stories (2014, includes “A Necessary Being” and “Childfinder”)

Essays

  • “Birth of a Writer.” Essence 20 (May 1989): 74+. Reprinted as “Positive Obsession” in Bloodchild and Other Stories.
  • “Free Libraries: Are They Becoming Extinct?” Omni 15.10 (Aug. 1993)
  • Devil Girl from Mars: Why I Write Science Fiction.” Media in Transition. MIT 19 February 1998. Transcript 4 October 1998.
  • “”Brave New Worlds: A Few Rules for Predicting the Future.” Essence 31.1 (May 2000)
  • “A World without Racism.” NPR Weekend Edition Saturday. 1 September 2001.
  • “Eye Witness: “Butler’s Aha! Moment.” O: The Oprah Magazine 3.5 (May 2002)

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