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30th Dec '13 8:46:41 PM wuggles
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Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006) was an American science fiction writer, and probably the best-known (or in a lot of cases, the only known) African-American in that field. She won both Hugo and Nebula awards. Her first published book was ''Patternmaster'' in 1976. Other works of hers include ''Lilith's Brood'' and the ''Parable'' series, and her final book, ''Fledgling''. She was working on a third book in the ''Parable'' series when she died of a stroke in 2006, aged 58.

!!Works:
* ''Literature/{{Patternist}}'' (1976)
** ''Mind of My Mind'' (1977)
** ''Survivor'' (1978)
** ''Wild Seed'' (1980)
** ''Clay's Ark'' (1984)
* ''Kindred'' (1979)
* ''[[Literature/LilithsBrood Lilith's Brood]]''
** ''Dawn'' (1987)
** ''Adulthood Rites'' (1988)
** ''Imago'' (1989)
* ''Literature/ParableOfTheSower'' (1993)
** ''Parable of the Talents'' (1998)
* ''Literature/{{Fledgling}}'' (2005)

!!!Tropes:
* AuthorExistenceFailure: She died before completing a third book in the ''Parable'' series. Her last completed book, ''Literature/{{Fledgling}}'', also left room for a sequel.
* HumansAreWhite: Her books avert this.
* SpeculativeFiction: Her book ''Kindred'' is often seen as either {{science fiction}} (due to the TimeTravel, despite the fact that no explanation is ever given) or African-American fiction (because it's about an African-American, and thus LitFic). [[WordOfGod Butler]] herself [[TakeAThirdOption saw it]] as {{fantasy}}.
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Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006) was an American science fiction writer, and probably the best-known (or in a lot of cases, the only known) African-American in that field. She won both Hugo and Nebula awards. Her first published book was ''Patternmaster'' in 1976. Other works of hers include ''Lilith's Brood'' and the ''Parable'' series, and her final book, ''Fledgling''. She was working on a third book in the ''Parable'' series when she died of a stroke in 2006, aged 58.

!!Works:
* ''Literature/{{Patternist}}'' (1976)
** ''Mind of My Mind'' (1977)
** ''Survivor'' (1978)
** ''Wild Seed'' (1980)
** ''Clay's Ark'' (1984)
* ''Kindred'' (1979)
* ''[[Literature/LilithsBrood Lilith's Brood]]''
** ''Dawn'' (1987)
** ''Adulthood Rites'' (1988)
** ''Imago'' (1989)
* ''Literature/ParableOfTheSower'' (1993)
** ''Parable of the Talents'' (1998)
* ''Literature/{{Fledgling}}'' (2005)

!!!Tropes:
* AuthorExistenceFailure: She died before completing a third book in the ''Parable'' series. Her last completed book, ''Literature/{{Fledgling}}'', also left room for a sequel.
* HumansAreWhite: Her books avert this.
* SpeculativeFiction: Her book ''Kindred'' is often seen as either {{science fiction}} (due to the TimeTravel, despite the fact that no explanation is ever given) or African-American fiction (because it's about an African-American, and thus LitFic). [[WordOfGod Butler]] herself [[TakeAThirdOption saw it]] as {{fantasy}}.
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29th May '13 8:12:05 AM wuggles
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* ''Literature/{{Patternist}}'' series (1976)

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* ''Literature/{{Patternist}}'' series (1976)(1976)
** ''Mind of My Mind'' (1977)
** ''Survivor'' (1978)
** ''Wild Seed'' (1980)
** ''Clay's Ark'' (1984)



* ''Literature/ParableOfTheSower'' (1993) and ''Parable of the Talents'' (1998)

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* ''Literature/ParableOfTheSower'' (1993) and (1993)
**
''Parable of the Talents'' (1998)
13th Mar '13 4:42:35 AM Xtifr
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* ''{{Patternist}}'' series (1976)

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* ''{{Patternist}}'' ''Literature/{{Patternist}}'' series (1976)
12th Mar '13 2:26:00 PM Xtifr
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: She died before completing a third book in the ''Parable'' series. Her last completed book, ''{{Fledgling}}'', also left room for a sequel.

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* AuthorExistenceFailure: She died before completing a third book in the ''Parable'' series. Her last completed book, ''{{Fledgling}}'', ''Literature/{{Fledgling}}'', also left room for a sequel.
12th Mar '13 2:25:19 PM Xtifr
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* ''Literature/ParableOfTheSower'' (1993)
* ''Parable of the Talents'' (1998)
* ''{{Fledgling}}'' (2005)

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* ''Literature/ParableOfTheSower'' (1993)
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(1993) and ''Parable of the Talents'' (1998)
* ''{{Fledgling}}'' ''Literature/{{Fledgling}}'' (2005)
14th Nov '12 10:40:55 AM dllab07
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* SpeculativeFiction: Her book ''Kindred'' is often seen as either {{science fiction}} (due to the TimeTravel, despite the fact that no explanation is ever given) or African-American fiction (because it's about an African-American, and thus LitFic). Butler herself [[TakeAThirdOption saw it]] as {{fantasy}}.

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* SpeculativeFiction: Her book ''Kindred'' is often seen as either {{science fiction}} (due to the TimeTravel, despite the fact that no explanation is ever given) or African-American fiction (because it's about an African-American, and thus LitFic). Butler [[WordOfGod Butler]] herself [[TakeAThirdOption saw it]] as {{fantasy}}.
8th Sep '12 3:52:47 AM Xtifr
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* ''ParableOfTheSower'' (1993)

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* ''ParableOfTheSower'' ''Literature/ParableOfTheSower'' (1993)
5th Sep '12 12:39:54 PM MetroidLife
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* SpeculativeFiction: Her book ''Kindred'' is often seen as either {{science fiction}} (due to the TimeTravel, despite the fact that no explanation is ever given) or African-American fiction (because it's about an African-American, and thus LitFic). Butler herself [[TakeAThirdOpinion saw it as {{fantasy}}.]]

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* SpeculativeFiction: Her book ''Kindred'' is often seen as either {{science fiction}} (due to the TimeTravel, despite the fact that no explanation is ever given) or African-American fiction (because it's about an African-American, and thus LitFic). Butler herself [[TakeAThirdOpinion [[TakeAThirdOption saw it it]] as {{fantasy}}.]]
5th Sep '12 12:38:54 PM MetroidLife
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* SpeculativeFiction: Her book ''Kindred'' is often seen as either {{science fiction}} (due to the TimeTravel, despite the fact that no explanation is ever given) or African-American fiction (because it's about an African-American, and thus LitFic). Butler herself saw it as {{fantasy}}.

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* SpeculativeFiction: Her book ''Kindred'' is often seen as either {{science fiction}} (due to the TimeTravel, despite the fact that no explanation is ever given) or African-American fiction (because it's about an African-American, and thus LitFic). Butler herself [[TakeAThirdOpinion saw it as {{fantasy}}.]]
6th Apr '12 5:44:41 AM Henshin_Kiva
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: She died before completing a third book in the ''Parable'' series. Her last completed book, ''Fledgling'', also left room for a sequel.

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* AuthorExistenceFailure: She died before completing a third book in the ''Parable'' series. Her last completed book, ''Fledgling'', ''{{Fledgling}}'', also left room for a sequel.
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