Posted on 06/22/2018 at 02:45 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Today’s Google Doodle honors science-fiction author Octavia E. Butler on her 71st birthday.
Butler, who died in 2006, was a groundbreaking writer in several ways.
She won awards for her work as an African-American woman, in a time when “when the genre was heavily populated by white men, and many saw it as the territory of white men,” as The Mary Sue put it.
And Butler was also the first science-fiction writer, period, to receive the MacArthur Fellowship.
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