Octavia E. Butler (June 22, 1947 – February 24, 2006) was an American science fiction writer. A recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, Butler was one of the best-known African-American women in the field. In 1995, she became the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Fellowship nicknamed the Genius Grant. 10% of proceeds donated to the Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network
Irrational and blind,
Or fear looms,
Defiant and closed.
-Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Talents