Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Octavia Butler passes away

I only just heard that Octavia Butler died of a head wound suffered from a fall last Friday. Although I've only read her Parable series, I could tell Butler was a great author and was eager to get my hand on more titles.

She was one of the few African American women in science fiction, a fact that reflected the unique view she brought to her stories. Along with Ursula K. LeGuin, she brought freshness and new sensibilities to the genre and became one of the most celebrated and beloved of authors.

She will be missed. Check here for one of her last interviews.