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Octavia Butler Stories

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Excerpt: Race in American Science Fiction Explores Octavia Butler's Work

How Butler's Parable/Earthseed series counters racism in sci-fi. 

Explore the Short Fiction of Octavia E. Butler

"Good stories are good stories, no matter how they're categorized." 

Get to Know Octavia E. Butler's Xenogenesis Trilogy

The Xenogenesis series, known collectively as Lilith's Brood, explores humanity's divisions.

Infographic: Explore Octavia E. Butler's Clay's Ark

In the final novel published in the Patternist series, a harrowing disease changes the world. 

Infographic: Explore Octavia E. Butler's Wild Seed 

Two powerful immortals begin a rivalry that spans centuries. 

Infographic: Explore Octavia E. Butler's Mind of My Mind

Butler's second novel explores the origins of the powerful Patternists.

What Octavia Butler Gave Us

A wealth of new stories grow from seeds the late Butler left behind. 

Infographic: Explore Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Talents 

The Nebula Award-winning novel depicts the evolution of the Earthseed faith.

Read an Excerpt from Star Child, Ibi Zoboi's Portrait of Octavia Butler

This unique biography uses prose and poetry to explore Butler's life.

The 25 Best Sci-Fi Books from the 2000s Decade

The first decade of the new millennium ushered in essential new sci-fi.

9 Must-Read Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novellas

Sometimes short fiction stays with you the longest. 

28 Impactful Female Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors

These authors are just a few of the important voices in the sci-fi and fantasy community who have brought us strong, feminist characters.