Octavia Estelle Butler
Some might not consider science fiction art, often it is not, but it can be. Octavia Butlers writings most definitely are.
Wether you want an introduction to sci-fi as literature or are already in the fold, Octavia Butlers work is wonderful , complex, mind bending and thought provoking. It's also a glimpse into a genius's mind.
Octavia Butler became the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Fellowship In 1995. She is also a multiple recipient of the Hugo and Nebula awards, science fictions highest honors.
Octavia Butler, through her work and character changed my life and I am so grateful for her.
“Beware: Ignorance protects itself.
Ignorance promotes suspicion.
Suspicions engenders fear.
Fear quails, irrational and blind,
Or fear looms, defiant and closed.
Blind, closed, suspicious, afraid,
ignorance protects itself,
and protected, ignorance grows.”
― Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Talents