Octavia E. Butler: The Last Interview
Butler, Octavia E
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“I write about people who do extraordinary things. It just turned out that it was called science fiction.” - Octavia E. Butler
Octavia E. Butler's work broke innumerable barriers and helped open the field of science fiction to writers and readers it had never had before. As the first Black writer to win the coveted Nebula and Hugo Awards, her courage and vision left a peerless legacy for fans not just of science fiction, but of American literature. In this collection of 10 interviews, 3 of them never published, Butler speaks with candor and openness about her work, her imaginative mission, and the barriers she faced as a Black woman working in a genre dominated by white men. The book features an original introduction by science fiction legend Samuel R. Delany, in which he discusses his personal relation with Butler, providing unparalleled insight into her work and life.
Octavia Estelle Butler was a visionary writer of science fiction. As one of the first African American and female science fiction writers, Butler wrote novels that concerned themes of racial conflict, climate change, sexual and gender identity, women’s rights, and political disparity.