Octavia Butler

Steven Barnes has a blog entry reporting that SF writer Octavia Butler has died. I don’t know anything else about it at the moment than that, but I thought I would pass the information along. When/if there is other verification of this news, I’ll note it.

Update, 4pm: Blogger Edward Champion writes that he called the King County, WA coroner’s office, which confirmed Ms. Butler’s death. Still waiting for an official news story, but I rather deeply doubt either Barnes or Champion is incorrect at this point.

6 Comments on “Octavia Butler”

  1. Tobias Buckell – Born in the Caribbean, Tobias S. Buckell is a New York Times Bestselling author. His novels and over seventy stories have been translated into nineteen different languages. He has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Science Fiction Author. He currently lives in Ohio.
    tobias Buckell

    A very sad moment for the genre.

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