On Saturday, one of my favorite authors passed away. Octavia Butler was 58 years old.
She wrote a different kind of science fiction, and had a knack for bringing issues of social consciousness out and blending them with "what if.." Her last book, Fledgling, was recently released.
A few weeks ago, Mike and I had the pleasure of talking with Octavia. That interview is scheduled to be released in a couple of weeks, which now seems rather... awkward.