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Octavia Butler
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    (June 22, 1947-February 24, 2006)
    Born in Pasadena, California
    Works include 'Lilith's Brood,' 'Kindred' and 'Fledgling'
    Winner of Hugo, Nebula and Locus Awards
    She hated writing short stories.
    She described herself as 'comfortably asocial.'
    Her cause of death was disputed.
    It's unclear if she passed away from hitting her head on a concrete walkway or if she suffered a stroke from the fall.
    Her father died when she was a baby.
    She suffered with dyslexia.
    In 1995, she won the MacArthur Foundation's Genius Grant, becoming the first science fiction author so awarded.
    She used the genre to explore issues of race, gender, and sexuality.

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