Posted on June 22, 2019 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Those of you subscribed to our bargain-book email know that Octavia E. Butler’s birthday was this week — and the sci-fi fans among you remembered that it’s actually today.

In honor of this pioneering author, Literary Hub culled commentary from just a handful of the many artists who were inspired by her.

Read how Butler influenced writers Nnedi Okorafor, Nisi Shawl, Tananarive Due, Sam J. Miller, N. K. Jemisin, and adrienne maree brown, in their own words.

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