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Octavia Butler

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Octavia Butler

Octavia Butler

Octavia Butler

Only Available in Archive Formats.

GUESTS: OCTAVIA BUTLER *Author of "Parable of the Talents" - nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel (Award ceremony is Saturday, May 20th in NYC) (Warner Aspect Trade Paperback, 2000) *Winner of Hugo Award for short story "Speech Sounds" *Winner of Hugo and Nebula Awards for her novelette "Bloodchild" *Recipient of MacArthur Genius Grant It's not hard for a black woman writer to stand out in the white male-dominated world of science fiction. But Octavia Butler distinguishes herself more for the quality of her writing, which has won her the most coveted awards in science fiction as well as a genius grant from the MacArthur Foundation. Join Juan Williams for a conversation with author Octavia Butler.