Octavia Estelle Butler (June 22, 1947 – February 24, 2006) – an American science fiction writer. A multiple-recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, Butler was one of the best-known women in the field. In 1995, she became the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Fellowship, nicknamed the Genius Grant. (wikipedia)

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Butler signing” by Nikolas Coukouma – This is the first time this version of the photo has been released by Nikolas Coukouma.. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons.

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