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Sci-Fi Writer Octavia E. Butler is Today’s Google Doodle | #googledoodle #sciencefiction #scifi

A 1995 recipient of the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant, Octavia E. Butler “brought elements of African and African-American spiritualism, mysticism, and mythology to her novels and stories.” – she passed in 2006, would have turned 71 today, and is today’s amazing Google doodle. The Xenogenesis series is highly recommended, and I’m looking forward to the future TV adaptation of it as well.

Octavia E. Butler, a groundbreaking African-American science fiction writer who would have turned 71 on Friday, was honored with a Google Doodle that celebrates her contributions to the literary world.

Butler was one of the first writers in science fiction — traditionally dominated by white male authors — to include diverse protagonists in her stories, and was widely admired for evocatively exploring hierarchies and human flaws in her work.

Butler died in 2006, but her family released a statement to coincide with Friday’s Google Doodle that paid tribute to her legacy.

Read more here on TIME.

Also check out her bio on Wikipedia.


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