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Octavia Butler

Octavia ButlerAKA Octavia Estelle Butler

Born: 22-Jun-1947
Birthplace: Pasadena, CA
Died: 24-Feb-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: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Patternmaster

(Photo credit: Copyright Miriam Berkley, all rights reserved.)

Father: Laurice Butler
Mother: Octavia M. "Guy" Butler

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

    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, novel, Patternist)
Mind of My Mind (1977, novel, Patternist)
Survivor (1978, novel, Patternist)
Kindred (1979, novel)
Wild Seed (1980, novel, Patternist)
Clay's Ark (1984, novel, Patternist)
Dawn (1987, novel, Xenogenesis Trilogy)
Adulthood Rites (1988, novel, Xenogenesis Trilogy)
Imago (1989, novel, Xenogenesis Trilogy)
Parable of the Sower (1994, novel, Parable)
Bloodchild and Other Stories (1995, short stories)
Parable of the Talents (1998, novel, Parable)
Lilith's Brood (2000, the three Xenogenesis Trilogy books)


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