Octavia Estelle Butler (June 22, 1947 - Feb 24, 2006) was a visionary writer of science fiction. As one of the first African American and female science fiction writers, Butler wrote novels that concerned themes of racial conflict, climate change, sexual and gender identity, women's rights, and political disparity.
Butler won the genre's highest honors: Nebula, Hugo, Locus Award for Best Novelette, a PEN Lifetime Achievement Award, and the City College of New York's Langston Hughes Medal in 2005. Additionally, in 1995 she was awarded the prestigious MacArthur "Genius" Grant --the only science fiction writer to receive this award.
In The New York Times, she was described as having laid the groundwork for the Afrofuturist movement before the term even existed.
Samuel R. Delany was born and grew up in New York City's Harlem. The Lambda Book Report chose Delany as one of the hundred men and women who have most changed our concept of gayness in the last century. A novelist and critic, he is a recipient of the William Whitehead Memorial Award for a lifetime's contribution to lesbian and gay literature.
- Publishe: Melville House (September 19, 2023)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 192 pages
- ISBN-10: 1685891055
- ISBN-13: 9781685891053
- Item Weight: 13 ounces
- Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.47 x 8.25 inches