Welcome! This is a fansite for Octavia E. Butler, a visionary and award-winning science-fiction author. This blog has a strong collection of content by, and about, Octavia Butler. We want to hear from you! You can write a brief note in the Guestbook or comment on one of the posts.  Also, we would love to post your essays and longer notes in our fan essays section; use the contact us page to submit a post.  Enjoy!
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An exciting documentary project!

I am thrilled to be posting about Invisible Universe, a project by M. Asli Dukan. Dukan is creating a documentary about Blackness in speculative fiction. She has posted an inspiring 4-minute video tribute to Octavia. To see the tribute, go to Invisible Universe, click the Octavia E.

Democracy Now! Interview

This video (and audio) interview was conducted by Juan Gonzalez and Amy Goodman on Nov. 11, 2005. During the 11-minute interview, Octavia talks about Fledgling and, more generally, about politics. I especially liked hearing her read from Parable of the Talents. Click here: Democracy Now! Interview

Charlie Rose Interview

The Charlie Rose episode with Octavia Butler's interview is available online! The video of the entire episode is here on a fanpop Octavia Butler site. Octavia is the last interview of the episode. Thanks Cressida!

Fledgling interview on Space

Here is a brief video clip from Space, a Canadian sci-fi channel. The 1-minute clip of the interview: http://www.spacecast.com/videoplayer_1606.aspx The originating page is: http://www.spacecast.com/spaceblog_1726.aspxIf the picture is cut off, try resizing your browser window. 

Pic- Slate

Pic- SlateThe photograph of Octavia is by Milbert Orlando Brown. The obituary, published on Slate.com, is by Tyler Cowen. Read it here: Octavia Butler: The outsider who changed science fiction.

Thanks everyone

Thank you to everyone who has visited, everyone who has told others about this site, and everyone who has linked to OctaviaButler.net. We have made it up to the second page of google searches of "Octavia Butler". A special shout-out to Latesha and to Reader Kay. More posts coming soon!

Cecilia Tan 1999 Interview

A reprint of an interview conducted for a now-defunct journal, called Sojourner.
Possible Futures and the Reading of History
"I thought about doing a memoir, and I tried doing it, and it felt too much like stripping in public so I gave up. Either it would have to be dreadfully dull, or it would have been giving away things that don't altogether belong to me. My novels are the best of me. My novels and short stories are the best I have to offer..."

Science Friday panel discussion

"Butler appeared on Science Friday in June of 2004, speaking in a panel discussion at the opening of the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame in Seattle." Check out this 33-minute discussion, available here: Octavia Butler, 1947-2006 .
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