How Octavia E. Butler mined her boundless curiosity to forge a new vision for humanity

in The Conversation   June, 2022

In 2021, Alyssa Collins was awarded a yearlong Octavia E. Butler Fellowship from The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California.

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Alyssa Collins. University of South Carolina

Butler, whose papers are held at the Huntington, was the first science fiction writer to be awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant. A pioneering writer in a genre long dominated by white men, her work explored power structures, shifting definitions of humanity and alternative societies.  


science fiction, WOMEN AWARDS, women writers, womens history, writing

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