Octavia Butler has died, reports fellow SF novelist Steven Barnes. (Hat tip: heyiya.)
This is an awful tragedy. Octavia Butler's passing is a great loss to the world. I enjoyed her ingenious and often chilling stories in "Bloodchild", as well as "Mind of my Mind" and "Parable of the Sower". I really don't know what else to say now; I'm just stunned.
Octavia Butler info page.
Cross-posted to Translinear Light.