Blog Octavia Butler R.I.P. Lots of people are writing about this horrible news. Here’s a piece I haven’t seen linked yet. A Science Fiction Writer Shares Her View of Intolerance. February 27, 2006 By Sara Gratuitous I turned in You Might Also Like April 11, 2015 What A Girl Wants June 5, 2009 Alas January 21, 2006 vj_pdx February 27, 2006 at 6:37 am So very, very sad. anonymous February 27, 2006 at 11:50 pm I am distraught, utterly distraught. I am just finishing listening to Parable of the Talents now and have her short story collection by my bedside. Oh the injustice of it all. Couldn’t we have traded Jessica Simpson for her?