Posted by: ilanasmith | February 28, 2006

Good-bye, Octavia

Octavia Butler died on Friday.
I feel a real sense of loss.  I had only just discovered Butler as an author; I recently read her latest, Fledgling.  I enjoyed her work immensely.  I feel robbed of the anticipation of her new work.
I still have her other 13 books ahead of me, but I loved the foundation she built in Fledgling and wanted to read more.  It was unusual and thought-provoking.  And entertaining.
I’m distantly sad at the idea that such a talent died at only 58.  But I’m personally, deeply, disappointed that her writing is complete.

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