Octavia Estelle Butler, née en 1947 à Pasadena en Californie et morte en 2006 à Lake Forest Park dans l'État de Washington, est une écrivaine de science-fiction féministe afro-américaine. Elle est surtout connue pour ses romans Liens de sang, La Parabole du semeur, Le Maître du réseau ainsi que ceux formant la trilogie Xenogenesis. Source : Wikipedia (fr)
An American science fiction writer, one of the best-known among the few African-American women in the field.
Comment by Tricia Sullivan, on The Guardian: Octavia E Butler (1947–2006)
> I was teaching in New York when I came across Octavia E Butler's Kindred in a secondary-school catalogue of novels recommended to support diversity. It caught my attention because Butler was described as a science-fiction writer. I thought I was familiar with science fiction, but I'd never heard of her – nor have a great many other readers, I suspect. For many years, Butler was the sole African-American woman novelist in science fiction. Kindred tells the wrenching and unforgettable story of a young black woman who time-travels and saves the life of her slaveholder ancestor, but it is, in Butler's words, "a grim fantasy", not science fiction.
> Beginning in the 1970s, …