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An Octavia Butler Bibliography

Biographical | Interviews
Works
Literary Criticism | Awards | Internet Sites


Biographical

Octavia Estelle Butler, 1947 - 2006.

Born June 22, 1947, Pasadena, California.
Died, February 24, 2006, of a stroke or a head injury relating to a fall.
More biographical information at Voices from the Gaps: Octavia Butler, http://voices.cla.umn.edu/authors/BUTLERoctavia.html .


Awards

1995 MacArthur Award (the "genius" grant)
1994-95, nominated for Nebula, for Parable of the Sower (novel)
1984 Hugo Award for "Speech Sounds" short story
1985 Hugo Award for "Bloodchild" novella
1984 Nebula Award for "Bloodchild" novella


Interviews


Works

Xenogenesis Trilogy
Dawn (1987)
Adulthood Rites (1988)
Imago (1989)
trilogy republished as: Lilith's Brood (2000)
Patternist
Wild Seed (1980)
Mind of My Mind (1977)
Patternmaster (1976)
Clay's Ark (1984)
Survivor (1978)
Kindred (1979)
Parable
Parable of the Sower (1994) (nominated for a Nebula in 1994-95)
Parable of the Talents (1998) New York: Seven Stories Press. 1-888363-81-9.
"Speech Sounds"
appeared in Asimov's (December 1983). Won Hugo. Republished in Bloodchild and Other Stories (1995).
"Bloodchild"
appeared in Asimov's (June 1984); won 1984 Nebula for best novelette; won 1985 Hugo. Republished in Bloodchild and Other Stories (1995).
Bloodchild and Other Stories.
(Four Walls Eight Windows: New York, London, 1995).
Includes Preface, "Bloodchild" (1984); "The Evening and the Morning and the Night" (1987 / 1988); "Near of Kin" (1979); "Speech Sounds" (1983); "Crossover" (1971); and two essays: "Positive Obsession" (1989, as "Birth of a Writer"); "Furor Scribendi" (1993).

Literary Criticism


Internet Sites


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