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Octavia Butler (1947–2006)

Octavia Butler was born on June 22, 1947 in Pasadena, California, USA as Octavia Estelle Butler. She was a writer, known for Wild Seed, Dawn and Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed (2004). She died on February 24, 2006 in Spokane, Washington, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Wild Seed Writer
Dawn Writer
Masters of Fantasy Herself - Author


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 2004 Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed (Documentary)
 2000 Charlie Rose (TV Series)
- Episode dated 1 June 2000 (2000) ... Herself
 2000 Closer to Truth (TV Series documentary)
 1999 The 20th Century: Yesterday's Tomorrows (TV Movie documentary)
 1998 Masters of Fantasy (TV Series documentary)
Herself - Author
- Harlan Ellison (1998) ... Herself - Author (as Octavia E. Butler)
 1993 Brave New Worlds: The Science Fiction Phenomenon (TV Movie documentary)

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Other Works:

(novel) "Mind of My Mind". New York: Doubleday, 1977. ISBN 038512600X See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Octavia E. Butler


6' (1.83 m)

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I'm...comfortably asocial -- a hermit in the middle of Seattle -- a pessimist if I'm not careful, a feminist, a Black [person], a former Baptist, an oil-and-water combination of ambition, laziness, insecurity, certainty, and drive.


Was the first African American woman to gain popularity and critical acclaim as a major science-fiction writer, championed by and protégée of Harlan Ellison. See more »



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