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Octavia Butler, Speculative and Strong

Science fiction writer Octavia Butler died Feb. 28 at the age of 58. The cause of death has not been determined. Because she was black and female, Butler was considered atypical of science fiction. But she was also among the genre's most talented writers.


Other segments from the episode on March 3, 2006

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 3, 2006: Interview with Mos Def; Review of Sam Rivers' "Violet violets;" Obituary for Octavio Butler; Review of foreign language films nominated for Oscars.


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