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February 26, 2006

Octavia Butler

Steven Barnes has a blog entry reporting that SF writer Octavia Butler has died. I don't know anything else about it at the moment than that, but I thought I would pass the information along. When/if there is other verification of this news, I'll note it.

Update, 4pm: Blogger Edward Champion writes that he called the King County, WA coroner's office, which confirmed Ms. Butler's death. Still waiting for an official news story, but I rather deeply doubt either Barnes or Champion is incorrect at this point.

Posted by john at February 26, 2006 12:56 PM

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Stephen | February 26, 2006 04:27 PM

Mrf, that's a real shame.

mythago | February 26, 2006 04:38 PM

Oh no.

If there is a memorial established in her name, please let us know.


Rachel | February 26, 2006 05:29 PM

They announced it at Potlatch this morning. She taught our Clarion West class this summer. We were very lucky.

tobias Buckell | February 27, 2006 03:15 AM

A very sad moment for the genre.

Becky | February 27, 2006 08:55 AM



Oliver Dale | February 27, 2006 03:40 PM


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