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Happy Birthday, Octavia Butler!

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

R.I.P. Octavia Butler


“In order to rise
From its own ashes
A phoenix
First
Must
Burn.”

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

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mosinging1986
Jun. 22nd, 2015 12:58 pm (UTC)
OOO, I love that quote. I've not read her works. Would you have any recs recommendations for a newbie?

eldritchhobbit
Jul. 1st, 2015 11:43 pm (UTC)
Her work is amazing. I'd recommend her novels Kindred and/or Parable of the Sower for starters. Also, her story "Speech Sounds" is amazing: it's online here. But to be honest, I've never read a work of hers I didn't think was wonderful.