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Author's Note

I'm a 53-year-old writer who can remember being a 10-year-old writer and who expects someday to be an 80-year-old writer. I'm also comfortably asocial — a hermit in the middle of Seattle — a pessimist if I'm not careful, a feminist, a Black, a former Baptist, an oil-and-water combination of ambition, laziness, insecurity, certainty, and drive.

I've had eleven novels published so far: Patternmaster, Mind of my Mind, Survivor, Kindred, Wild Seed, Clay's Ark, Dawn, Adulthood Rites, Imago, Parable of the Sower, and Parable of the Talents as well as a collection of my shorter work, entitled Bloodchild. I've also had short stories published in anthologies and magazines. One, "Speech Sounds," won a Hugo Award as best short story of 1984. Another, "Bloodchild," won both the 1985 Hugo and the 1984 Nebula awards as best novelette. My most recent novel Parable of the Talents won the 1999 Nebula for Best Novel.

Octavia Butler

Of Special Note: In 1995 Octavia E. Butler was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. The program funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, rewards creative people who push the boundaries of their fields. In 2000, she received the PEN Center West Lifetime Achievement Award.

Product Details

Warner Books
Science Fiction - General
Butler, Octavia E.
Young women
Twenty-first century
Publication Date:
November 1, 2001
Mass Market Paperbound
6.78x4.19x1.02 in. .47 lbs.

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Parable of the Talents
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"Review" by , "Impassioned....[S]tands out as a testament to the author's enormous talent, and to the human spirit."
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