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Monday, February 27, 2006

A true tragedy - my favorite author dies...

Sci-fi author Octavia Butler dies after fall

Octavia E. Butler, considered the first black woman to gain national prominence as a science fiction writer, has died, a close friend said Sunday. She was 58.

She fell and struck her head on the cobbled walkway outside her home, said Leslie Howle, a longtime friend and employee at the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame in Seattle.

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