Happy #Earthday to Octavia Butler. The world you wrote about in Parable Of The Sower hasn’t come into existence, however some would argue that we’re not that far off from the science fiction dystopian world that Lauren Olimina inhabits. Your writing inspired my own critical reading of the characters in literature that I enjoy. Today, June 22, is your birthday, and I want to thank you for bringing some color to an otherwise homogeneous literary landscape; for writing a queerly awesome environmental story; for being the Angelino writer that I most admire. 
 

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