Octavia Butler passed away 11 years ago today (Feb 24) at the age of only 58, leaving behind a body of work whose influence cannot be exaggerated. Butler was a Black, female genre writer at a time when science fiction was still seen by many as the territory of white men. Her writing centered on women of color in a way few narratives then did, and posited that empathy could be humanity's saving grace. As today's environmental and human rights crises make painfully clear, Butler's work is only going to become more relevant and necessary as time goes on. Let's take a look back at the life of one of the most important sci-fi writers everhttps://theportalist.com/15-fascinating-facts-about-octavia-butler
highly recommend all of her work. Among the best and most mind bending sci-fi and afrofuturist writing out there.