Octavia E. Butler

Octavia E. Butler

Octavia E. Butler was born in Pasadena, California, USA on June 22nd, 1947 and passed away at the age of 58 on February 24th, 2006.

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Octavia E. Butler Stats: The highest rated book by Octavia E. Butler on Book Notification is Wild Seed, the 4th novel in the Patternmaster series. The second-highest rated book is Kindred, a Standalone novel.

The most read book by Octavia E. Butler on Book Notification is Kindred, a Standalone novel. The second most read book is Parable of the Sower (Earthseed #1).

Below is a complete list of Octavia E. Butler books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series.

List of Earthseed Books in Publication Order

List of Patternmaster Books in Publication Order

List of Patternmaster Series in Chronological Order

List of Xenogenesis Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Damian Duffy Graphic Novels in Publication Order

List of Nnedi Okorafor Graphic Novels in Publication Order (with Nnedi Okorafor)

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
10
Kindred (With: Nnedi Okorafor, Damian Duffy)
2017
2
10
Black Panther: Long Live the King (By: Nnedi Okorafor)
2018
3
Wakanda Forever ( By: Nnedi Okorafor)
2018
4
Shuri, Vol. 2 (By: Nnedi Okorafor)
2019
5
Shuri: Wakanda Forever ( By: Nnedi Okorafor)
2020
6
After the Rain ( By: Nnedi Okorafor)
2021
7
Marvel-Verse: Shuri (By: Jonathan Maberry, Luciano Vecchio, Nnedi Okorafor, Mario Del Pennino, Leonardo Romero, Arianna Florean, Vita Ayala, Eve Ewing)
Marvel-Verse: Shuri (By: Jonathan Maberry, Luciano Vecchio, Nnedi Okorafor, Mario Del Pennino, Leonardo Romero, Arianna Florean, Vita Ayala, Eve Ewing)
2022
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List of Graphic Novels in Publication Order (with Nnedi Okorafor)

List of Octavia E. Butler Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Chrysalis 4
1979
2
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Second Annual Collection
1985
3
Invaders!
1993
4
The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women
1995
5
10
A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora
2000
6
Nebula Awards 35 (2001)
2001
7
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction
2010
8
Crucified Dreams
2011
9
Sisters of the Revolution
2015
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Octavia E. Butler: Biography

Octavia E. Butler (Octavia Estelle Butler) was born on June 22nd, 1947. Octavia passed away February 24th, 2006 at 58 years old. Octavia E. Butler was born in Pasadena, California, USA. Butler attended Pasadena City College where she received an A.A.

Octavia E. Butler was the author of the Patternmaster series which consists of 5 novels. The Patternmaster series started in 1976 with the novel Patternmaster. The most recently released novel in the Patternmaster series was Clay's Ark which was released in 1984. There are no upcoming novels for the Patternmaster series.

Octavia E. Butler (Octavia Estelle Butler) also wrote the Xenogenesis series which has 3 books including Dawn and Adulthood Rites.

Octavia received the MacArthur Fellowship in 1995 for introducing slavery to the science fiction community and raising questions about the environment, technology, theology, and metaphysics.

Octavia E. Butler: Awards & Accolades

Butler's books have won multiple awards, The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women won the World Fantasy Award, Anthology, in 1996. A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora won the World Fantasy Award, Anthology, in 2001 as well as the World Fantasy Award - Anthology in 2001. People of Color Destroy Science Fiction! won the British Fantasy Award, Best Anthology, in 2017. Kindred won the Bram Stoker Awards, Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel, in 2017. Parable of the Sower won the Hugo Award, Best Graphic Story/Comic, in 2021.

Octavia E. Butler books have also been nominated for multiple awards, Wild Seed was nominated for the Otherwise Award, Retrospective Award, in 1995. Parable of the Talents was nominated for the Otherwise Award, Best Science Fiction, in 1998 as well as the Arthur C. Clarke Award - Best Science Fiction Novel in 2001.

Octavia E. Butler: TV/Movies Based on Books

Despite writing some of the most famous sci-fi works of all-time Butler had never been adapted until 2022's Kindred. The book was locked in for eight episodes on FX with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins as showrunner. The show stars Mallori Johnson, Micah Stock, and Ryan Kwanten.

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  1. Stephen King, author of The Dark Tower Series.
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  3. Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch Series.
  4. Neil Gaiman, author of the American Gods Series.
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings Series.

Octavia E. Butler: F.A.Q

When was Octavia E. Butler Born?

Octavia E. Butler was born on June 22nd, 1947.

When did Octavia E. Butler die?

Octavia E. Butler died on February 24th, 2006 at 58 years old.

Where was Octavia E. Butler Born?

Octavia E. Butler was born in Pasadena, California, USA.

What book awards has Octavia E. Butler won?

The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women: World Fantasy Award Anthology (1996).
A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora: World Fantasy Award Anthology (2001), World Fantasy Award Anthology (2001).
People of Color Destroy Science Fiction!: British Fantasy Award Best Anthology (2017).
Kindred: Bram Stoker Awards Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel (2017).
Parable of the Sower: Hugo Award Best Graphic Story/Comic (2021).

What was the first book Octavia E. Butler wrote?

The first novel written by Octavia E. Butler was Patternmaster, published in 1976.

What was the most recent book Octavia E. Butler wrote?

Her most recently released work was Parable of the Sower on January 28th, 2020.

How many books has Octavia E. Butler written?

Octavia E. Butler has written 16 books across 10 series.
  • 2 books in the Earthseed Series
  • 5 books in the Patternmaster Series
  • 3 books in the Xenogenesis Series
  • 2 Standalone Novels
  • 2 Short Story Collections
  • 2 Damian Duffy Graphic Novels
  • 1 Nnedi Okorafor Graphic Novels
  • 2 Graphic Novels

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    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    I can’t believe Octavia flew under my radar for so long. I discovered her after a classmate introduced me to the Xenogenesis books. I can’t think of a more powerful literary symbol. First of all, she was born in 1947, which gives you an idea of the kinds of racial barriers she had to overcome as a budding science fiction author.

    The fact that she had crippling shyness is the icing on the cake. I want to say that we all understand the difficulties she faced. But let’s be honest. Most people don’t know what paralyzing shyness feels like.

    I do. And learning that Octavia overcame such an overwhelming obstacle to succeed in the literary arena has given me the strength to pursue my own dreams. Seriously, this woman deserves more attention from mainstream audiences.

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