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Happy birthday, Octavia Butler!

Happy birthday to Octavia Butler (22 June, 1947 – 24 February, 2006)!

R.I.P. Octavia Butler


“Beware:
Ignorance
Protects itself.
Ignorance
Promotes suspicion.
Suspicion
Engenders fear.
Fear quails,
Irrational and blind,
Or fear looms,
Defiant and closed.
Blind, closed,
Suspicious, afraid,
Ignorance
Protects itself,
And protected,
Ignorance grows.”

― Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Talents (1998)

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internet_sampo
Jun. 22nd, 2016 02:36 pm (UTC)
She is a vastly underappreciated SF writer.
eldritchhobbit
Jun. 23rd, 2016 12:58 pm (UTC)
I agree! I assign her work in both my SF and Dystopia classes, and my students often have a "Where has this author been all my life?" reaction. I can relate!
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