And if you don’t know what WFA is, that’s World Fantasy Awards, and if you have never read anything by Octavia Butler, you have missed out. But you can probably remedy that with a library card, and/or a visit to a good bookstore.
If you don’t know what a bigoted racist HP Lovecraft was, This is a great blog post to read at Media Diversified:
Seriously, Lovecraft didn’t even approve of the Dutch. The Dutch. Let that sink in and imagine what he thought of Italians, let alone Jews or Asians or Blacks.