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February 27, 2006



What a terrible loss. She was an intensely loved author.

j. brotherlove

I respect Octavia Butler 's contributions so I hate to admit that I have never successfully finished one of her novels. I made it 3/4 of the way through Parable of the Sower and lost interest or got distracted, not sure which. Always meant to finish that.

As for Erykah and Andre, she's a Pisces and he's a Gemini. I've tried it nearly a half dozen times; strong attraction; but it just doesn't work.


Being a bit of a sci-fi geek, I learned of Octavia Butler years ago, but I have never read any of her books. That said, I was quite sad when I learned of her death. I will have to add her to my To Read list, too.


I am in complete shock. I came across Octavia Butler a few years back when I was introduced to her novel, Kindred. Since then I have read all of her books. She will be dearly missed.

Supa Sister

Parable of the Sower, Kindred, Wild Seed. Many of her short stories were published in a gang of various literary mags.

She was truly a visionary. RIP Octavia.

Nerd Girl

"Kindred" is the only book of Ms. Butler's that I've read so far, and I thought it was awesome. The circumstances of her death really shook me.

Badu and Andre? Eh - I have a tendency to think she's probably tough to deal with. Just a thought. Bag Lady is my personal fave.


Octavia Butler is one of my favorite authors. I've read nearly everything of hers. I usually recommend that people who haven't read much of hers start with Kindred, but my favorites are Mind of My Mind, Wild Seed, Fledging and Lilith's Brood (a collection of three novels).


Parable of the Sower, hands down. Her books are really thought-provoking fiction. I'm still sleeping with a "just-in-case" knapsack by the bed, thanks to her.

joy in L.A

Kindred was her first... Brilliant! Read it before Parable of the Sower

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