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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You Tube- Beating his head against a stone wall

Video (31 seconds) of Octavia Butler speaking... Enough introspection!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwyaauPN9-8

The Dragon Page Podcast

Here, posted by Michael R. Mennenga, is commentary and the telephone audio interview with Ms. Butler which was taken early in 2006: http://www.dragonpage.com/?s=octavia+butler&x=0&y=0

Pic- Wikipedia

Pic- Wikipedia

"Octavia Estelle Butler signing a copy of Fledgling after speaking and answering questions from the audience. The event was part of a promotional tour for the book."

By Nikolas Coukouma.

Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Butler_signing.jpg

Pic- USA Today

Pic- USA Today"Miriam Berkley" "During her writing career, Butler received many awards, including the MacArthur "genius" grant." Source: http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2006-02-27-butler-obit_x.htm

"The Book of Martha" & "Amnesty"

Here are two short stories published on scifi.com and in the second edition of Bloodchild, available at Seven Stories Press. I read this story and I grieved again over Ms. Butler’s untimely passing. The Book of Martha story is prophetic in its description of a writer who finds herself suddenly with God. To me, Amnesty centers around themes of sameness\difference and of colonization in a post-alien-colonization US.

Novel List

Here is a list which includes Ms. Butler's 12 novels and 1 short-story collection. They are organized by series. Compilations are also listed.

Series Title (first publication or copyright date)**

Donate to the OEB scholarship fund

Click the pic to go to the Carl Brandon Society website.

Octavia E. Butler -- Photo by Leslie Howle

Pic- Locus

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