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Octavia Butler.

Octavia Butler died on Saturday.

That is a huge, horrible, awful thing. I can't impress upon you how much this saddens me. I'd just last week ordered her now last novel, Fledgling.

"I'm learning to fly, to levitate myself. No one is teaching me. I'm just learning on my own, little by little, dream lesson by dream lesson."

--Parable of the Sower, Octavia E. Butler.

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spimby
Feb. 26th, 2006 09:35 pm (UTC)
No third "Parable" novel, now, unless somebody does some kind of horrible zombie job on her notes or something.

Shit.
benpeek
Feb. 26th, 2006 09:41 pm (UTC)
i don't even want to think about it. christ. i think i might go find the novels i don't have.
spimby
Feb. 26th, 2006 09:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I just put Kindred on hold at the library because I've never read it. Also, the Parable books because I have but I don't own copies.
ironed_orchid
Feb. 26th, 2006 10:19 pm (UTC)
Oh no!
norda
Feb. 26th, 2006 10:20 pm (UTC)
How awful.
wyldemusick
Feb. 26th, 2006 10:23 pm (UTC)
Aaaaah, fuck. One of the truly unique ones, too, and way too young.
astrobolism
Feb. 27th, 2006 01:06 am (UTC)
That is awful. I hadn't heard.
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