Octavia E. Butler is widely considered the mother of Afrofuturism and queen of science fiction. Having been the only science fiction author to win the McArthur Genius fellowship, she is truly an inspiration to aspiring authors and sci-fi geeks alike. She is the author of 12 novels including the Patternmaster series, the Earth Seed duology, Kindred, and Fledgling. She is known for writing herself into her books, which is apparent with her empowered, African American, female protagonists, and brutal themes of consent, violence, and aspirations of equality. However, despite her skill, she was incredibly humble and shy. Join us in discussing her life and legacy!