Octavia Butler Message Board
Zola Crowell posts on 8/16/2005 5:04:45 PM
I am the ggg granddaughter of Jesse and Rebekah Butler. I have a photo of their daughter, Charity Butler(my gg grandmother. My manuscript has been accepted by The Library of Congress. Should anyone have direct contact with Ms Octavia Butler, please share this information. I can be reached at 716-884-6270. Thank you.
Mike posts on 8/3/2005 11:05:53 PM
what a concept of the future through reality and science fiction does this awesome writer convey.Ms. Butler takes sci-fi to a level where you start thinking, "hey, that's not so far fetched." And then on different levels she makes you feel, "Oh my gosh that could never happen," but deep down you beleive it could. She explores the human spirit, mankind's integrity, and all human races weaknes's and conjoines into a piece of work that sticks in your mind for the rest of your literary life.Please Ms. Butler tell us when we can expect your next book.
Em posts on 6/3/2005 11:29:39 PM
Parable of the Sower – I love Octavia Butler's work in general (I am still searching for a copy of "Survivor") but this book in particular has special meaning. It is as if Ms. Butler has provided a window into America's immediate future.
Considering our current presidential administration, the fanatical movement towards evangelical ideologies, poverty and general despair currently prevalent in American society I think it is reasonable to expect that the societal conditions described in the "Parable of the Sower" might be inevitable.
I thank Octavia Butler for providing a "heads up"!
And I'm grateful for the "Parable of the Talents" for providing a view of hope for the future!
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