Octavia E. Butler Library

“I was attracted to science fiction because it was so wide open. I was able to do anything and there were no walls to hem you in and there was no human condition that you were stopped from examining.”
– Octavia E. Butler, Author

Octavia Estelle Butler (June 22, 1947 – February 24, 2006) was an African-American science fiction author. A recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, in 1995, they became the first science-fiction writer to receive a MacArthur Fellowship.

The Octavia E. Butler Library is an ongoing project that will serve as a complete collection of published works of Black speculative art. 

For more about Octavia E. Butler, go to https://www.octaviabutler.com/


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