Sunday, February 26, 2006

RIP - Octavia Butler

Boing Boing is reporting that Octavia Butler died yesterday as a result of injuries from a fall at her home. She was 58. If true, then the writing world has lost a true gem. Butler's parables about race and gender politics, written in the Sci Fi genre, are magnificent works of art.

Update: Obits in the Seattle PI and the Seattle Times. Truly, a sad occassion for the literary world.

2 comments:

Albatross said...

What!? That totally sucks!! A fall in her home? WTF?

Argh!

B.D. said...

Yea. Life is cruel. It's just so hard to believe and, yet, there are no favorites for Death.