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Octavia Butler: Videos

A library research guide to support ENG103 and other classes studying Octavia Butler's works.

Audio: Memorial Reading @New York Public Library

Writers and friends of Octavia E. Butler, who died in February, 2006, paid tribute to this internationally known science fiction writer whose evocative, often troubling, novels explore far-reaching issues of race, sex, power and, ultimately, what it means to be human. Publisher Dan Simon, actor Avery Brooks, publisher and editor Max Rodriguez, writer Harlan Ellison, Professor Sandra Govan, literary agent Merrilee Heifetz, poet Sonia Sanchez, writer Samuel R. Delany and special musical guests honored Ms. Butler with reminiscence, music and readings from her work. (audio MP3, 1 hr 20 min; available from:

Documentary: Black Sci Fi (1992)

(00:16:49) Black Sci-Fi. Dir. Terrence Francis. Moonlight Films, 1992. YouTube. Web. 02 Dec. 2015. <>

Interview with Charlie Rose

2000 June 01

Julie Dash interviews Octavia Butler (1995)

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