Octavia E. Butler


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in Pasadena, California, The United States
June 22, 1947

Died
February 24, 2006

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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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“In order to rise
From its own ashes
A phoenix
First
Must
Burn.”
Octavia Butler, Parable of the Talents

“When your rage is choking you, it is best to say nothing.”
Octavia E. Butler, Fledgling

“All that you touch
You Change.

All that you Change
Changes you.

The only lasting truth
is Change.

God
is Change.”
Octavia E. Butler

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