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Octavia E. Butler Discusses Her New Book 'Fledgling'

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Octavia Estelle Butler was born June 22, 1947 in Pasadena, California.

Bulter won both Hugo and Nebula awards. The Hugo awards are presented to recipients that are chosen by fans. The Nebula award is given to writers and picked by fellow science fiction writers.

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Octavia, became the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant, in 1995.

Unfortunately , February 24, 2006 Octavia Butler passed away.

As a black and as a woman, I didn’t think that I would really want to live in any of the eras before this, because I would inevitably be worse off. I would have spent more time struggling just to prove I was human than doing my work. – Octavia E. Butler