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Octavia Butler (1947–2006)

Octavia Butler was born on June 22, 1947 in Pasadena, California, USA as Octavia Estelle Butler. She was a writer, known for Wild Seed, Dawn and Kindred. She died on February 24, 2006 in Lake Forest Park, Washington, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Wild Seed Writer
Dawn Writer
Kindred Writer
Fledgling Writer


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  Kindred (TV Series) (novel) (pre-production)
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 2004 Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed (Documentary)
 2000 Charlie Rose (TV Series)
- Episode dated 1 June 2000 (2000) ... Self
 2000 Closer to Truth (TV Series documentary)
 1999 The 20th Century: Yesterday's Tomorrows (TV Movie documentary)
 1998 Masters of Fantasy (TV Series documentary)
Self - Author
- Harlan Ellison (1998) ... Self - Author (as Octavia E. Butler)
 1996 The Last Angel of History (TV Movie documentary)
 1993 Brave New Worlds: The Science Fiction Phenomenon (TV Movie documentary)

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Other Works:

(novel) "Clay's Ark". New York: St. Martin's Press, 1984. ISBN 0312143214 See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Octavia E. Butler


6' (1.83 m)

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Personal Quote:

I'm...comfortably asocial -- a hermit in the middle of Seattle -- a pessimist if I'm not careful, a feminist, a Black [person], a former Baptist, an oil-and-water combination of ambition, laziness, insecurity, certainty, and drive.


Received an Associate of Arts degree in 1968 from Pasadena City College. She then attended California State University, Los Angeles, and the University of California, Los Angeles. See more »



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