Science Fiction Writer, Octavia Butler Honored by Google

June 22, 2018

June 22nd marks the notable science fiction writer, Octavia Butler's 71st birthday.  Google has honored the afro futurist author with her very own doodle!  Octavia was the author of several notable and bestselling novels and short stories including Kindred, Parable of the Sower, Wild Seed, Seed to Harvest and her last novel, Fledgling.  A graphic adaptation of Octavia's novel Kindred was published by Abrams ComicArts in January 2017.

 

 

Born in Pasadena, California in 1947, Octavia's first novel Patternmaster was published in 1976.  She received many awards and honors including the prestigious MacArthur Foundation "genius" fellowship in 1995 and induction to the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2010.  Octavia Butler passed in 2006.  She was 58. 

 

 

 

 

 

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