>One of the greatest sci-fi writers ever passed this weekend.
I had the honor of meeting Ms. Butler at the Miami Book Fair in 1997. It was in the green room and happened at the same time that I met two other phenomenal writers, Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due. It was definitely one of those great moments in life that you don’t forget.
If you don’t know Octavia’s work, please…do yourself the excellent service of checking it out. A recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” Award, she was gifted on many, many levels. Truly a scribe for the ages—past, present, and future.