Art: View Octavia Butlers’ Google Doodle in Celebration of the Writer’s 71st Birthday

Octavia Butler’s Author Profile:

Birth Name: Octavia Estelle Butler

Born: June 22nd, 1947 | Birthplace: Pasadena, CA

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Octavia Butler | Google Doodle | Public Domain, June 22, 2018

Died: February 24th, 2006

Location of death: Lake Forest Park, WA

Cause of death: Accident – Fall

Remains: Buried, Mountain View Cemetery, Altadena, CA

Gender: Female

Race or Ethnicity: Black

Occupation: Novalist

Nationality: United States

Father: Laurice Butler

Mother: Octavia M. “Guy” Butler

Education: AA, Pasadena City College (1968), Cal State Los Angeles, University of California at Los Angeles

Awards:

  • Hugo – 1984 Best Short Story, for Speech Sounds
  • Hugo – 1985 Best Novelette, for Bloodchild
  • Nebula – 1985 Best Novelette, for Bloodchild
  • Nebula – 2000 Best Novel, for Parable of the Talents
  • Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame – 2009
  • Dean for America
  • MacArthur Fellowship – 1995

Author of books:

  • Patternmaster – 1976
  • Mind of My Mind – 1977
  • Survivor – 1978
  • Kindred – 1979
  • Wild Seed – 1980
  • Clay’s Ark – 1984
  • Dawn – 1987
  • Adulthood Rites – 1988
  • Imago – 1989
  • Parable of the Sower – 1994
  • Bloodchild and Other Stories – 1995
  • Parable of the Talents – 1998
  • Lilith’s Brood – 2000

Further Information 

Watch Interview with Octavia E. Butler, * Science Fiction Writer Octavia Butler on Race, Global Warming and Religion, Democracy Now! : https://archive.org/details/dn2005-1111_vid

“Octavia E. Butler.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 12 Sept. 2013. Web. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octavia_E._Butler.

Margalit Fox, “Octavia E. Butler, Science Fiction Writer, Dies at 58,” New York Times. March 1, 2006, http://voices.cla.umn.edu/vg/Bios/entries/butler_octavia_estelle.html

 

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