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Octavia E. Butler Collection

Butler, Octavia E.
Butler, Octavia E.
Collection description
Typewriter ribbons
Lake Forest Park (Wash.)
Pasadena (Calif.)
Related archival collection: Collection of Octavia Butler novels. Contact the Archivist for more information.
Octavia Butler was the first African American women to gain national recognition as a science fiction writer. In 1979 she wrote her first novel, "Kindred," a time travel novel in which a contemporary African American woman is transported back to slavery. She was one of the first science fiction writers to examine race and gender in her work. In 1995 Butler became the first science fiction writer to receive the coveted "Genius" Grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Archival Materials:
Collection of Octavia Butler novels. Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
African American authors
African Americans
Science fiction
Cite As:
Permanent Collection, Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
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