Tomorrow on what would have been Octavia Butler’s 70th birthday, The Huntington Library is hosting the Octavia E. Butler Studies: Convergence of an Expanding Field. In honor of the conference. Here is a link to fascinating factoids about Ms. Butler:
I love B sci fi movies and I love the fact that a terrible movie help inspired a notable career.
“At 12, Butler saw Devil Girl from Mars (1954) on TV, a movie about a Martian woman sent to Earth to capture human males and replenish her own planet’s dwindling male population. Butler knew she could write better sci-fi, and would later say the movie inspired her first forays into fiction”
For information on the conference here