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A Remembrance by Sharon Ball on NPR

I enjoyed this remembrance from journalist and friend of Octavia Butler, Sharon Ball. The page has three parts: the audio remembrance, an essay by Octavia called "On Racism", and a collection of links on NPR about Octavia (look to the bottom of the page). Click here: Eye on the Stars: Feet on the Ground

Closer to truth show

I'm always on the lookout for video interviews so I was thrilled to find the website for Closer to Truth: Science, Meaning and the Future, a PBS show with discussions among scientists, scholars and artists. Here are the links:

Youtube: Excerpt from Dawn

"Adapted from Octavia Butler's Xenogenesis Trilogy, Lilith (Ella Thomas) wakes up in a world not her own." Thank you Crystal Page for a wonderful adaptation. It is so exciting to see this well-directed, well-acted segment of Dawn (OEB, 1987)! http://youtube.com/watch?v=zyG8I9lixbc

Eye Witness: Octavia Butler

AHA! MOMENT
Eye Witness: Octavia Butler

A dog "Who would have imagined that when writer Octavia Butler gazed into a dog's eyes, her perspective would change forever?"

An essay on Oprah.com from May 2002.

Nalo Hopkinson Says Join the Carl Brandon Society

Nalo Hopkinson is an wonderful science fiction and fantasy writer, and a close friend of Octavia Butler. Nalo has written four novels, including her latest, The New Moon's Arms. In April, I emailed her and asked about OEB tributes. She made time to write me back, which I tremendously appreciated. She suggested I join the Carl Brandon Society mailing list.

It's summertime...

It's summertime and... I have time to work on this site. So far I've worked on:

Improving individual posts- like the embedded video (below) and improved links to documents

Improving the overall site- like adding a search box which works

Your comments, questions about Ms. Butler's work or about this site are welcome Contact Us now!

Coming soon: More content by/about Octavia Butler. Stay tuned!

All that she touched

All that she touched

Photo by Monica Jones/ Courtesy of the College of New York. From the article entitled, "All That She Touched". A moving, personal article by Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due in Black Issues Book Review; May/Jun2006, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p18-19, 2p.

Attached below in Adobe Reader format.

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