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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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savageseraph
Jun. 23rd, 2015 01:23 am (UTC)
That quote is exceptionally beautiful, just as she was. I was lucky enough to meet her once at ICFA when she was our Guest of Honor one year. She gave a stirring and heartbreaking and lovely speech about her life and her writing and the power of language.

She made me laugh and cry, and inside, I soared.
eldritchhobbit
Jul. 1st, 2015 11:44 pm (UTC)
Oh, how amazing it must have been to meet her and hear her talk! I admire everything about her and her work.