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Lauren Olamina is an empath, crippled by the pain of others. Cloistered
inside a neighborhood enclave in a U.S. where the distance between
the haves and the have-nots has widened to a gaping chasm, she lives
a protected life. But one night, violence explodes, and the walls
of her neighborhood are smashed, annihilating Lauren's family and
friends -- all she loves and knows. More...
(© Time Warner Bookmark)
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Born Octavia Estelle Butler on June 22, 1947, in Pasadena, California.
She earned an Associates degree at Pasadena City College (A.A.,
1968), and attended California State University, and the University
of California at Los Angeles, the Open Door Program of the Screen
Writers' Guild of America and the Clarion SF Writers' Workshop.
Encouraged by master science fiction author Harlan Ellison, she
began her writing career in 1970 and made her genre debut with Crossover
(1971), the first of many works in which she weaves together African-American
history, future soceties and a highly intellectual exploration of
the alien perspective.
(© Scott W. Williams; )
Websites about Octavia Butler:
Octavia Butler by Jennifer Becker
Biography/criticism, selected bibliography, works about the author,
(Voices From the Gaps; )
Biogaphy, books, awards
(Pasadena City College; )
Octavia Estelle Butler: An Unofficial Web Page by Sela
Links, resources, an essay abut Octavia Butler, list of works,
pictures of book covers, books that include one of her short stories
(Sela Young; )
Other works by this author at Urban Dreams: