Groundbreaking Black Sci-Fi author Octavia Butler Finally Reaches the NYT Bestseller List 14 Years After She Passed Away

Octavia Butler has finally made the New York Times Best Seller list.

“Octavia E. Butler, who died far too young in 2006, was the first SF author to receive a MacArthur ‘Genius Grant.’ She was a multiple recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards. She was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the PEN American Center and inducted in to the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. Out there in the cold, silent reaches of space there is both an asteroid and a mountain on a moon of Pluto named after her.

A pioneer of extraordinary talent and vision whose writing, in its now-myriad forms, has inspired millions, Butler never needed the NYT Best Seller list to validate her life’s work, but it was something she wanted, something she deserved, and a cause today for celebration.”

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