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Adulthood Rites

by Octavia E. Butler

Book 2 of Butler's Xenogenesis trilogy. Akin comes to adulthood, and attempts to save the Human race.

Bloodchild and Other Stories

by Octavia E. Butler

A perfect introduction for new readers and a must-have for avid fans, this New York Times Notable Book includes "Bloodchild," winner of both the Hugo and the Nebula awards and "Speech Sounds," winner of the Hugo Award. Appearing in print for the first time, "Amnesty" is a story of a woman named Noah who works to negotiate the tense and co-dependent relationship between humans and a species of invaders. Also new to this collection is "The Book of Martha" which asks: What would you do if God granted you the ability--and responsibility--to save humanity from itself?Like all of Octavia Butler's best writing, these works of the imagination are parables of the contemporary world. She proves constant in her vigil, an unblinking pessimist hoping to be proven wrong, and one of contemporary literature's strongest voices.

Dawn

by Octavia E. Butler

An isolated survivor awakens to a world conceived in the minds of alien gene traders.

Fledgling

by Octavia E. Butler

Fledgling, Octavia Butler's first new novel in seven years, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly un-human needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: she is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire. Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must at the same time learn who wanted--and still wants--to destroy her and those she cares for, and how she can save herself. Fledgling is a captivating novel that tests the limits of "otherness" and questions what it means to be truly human.

Imago

by Octavia E. Butler

Jodahs, Nikanj's construct child, goes through surprising metamorphosis. More resisters go off to the Mars colony, yet there are plenty of dangers left behind. The original characters are still present in this volume, plus new ones.

Kindred

by Octavia E. Butler

Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.

Mind of My Mind

by Octavia E. Butler

Parable of the Sower

by Octavia E. Butler

An amazing uplifting tale for the general public. Set in the future U.S.A., which is described to contain disease, fire, walled cities and mad people. Are any of these cities safe? Lauren Olamina; 18, has hyperempathy syndrome - seeing someone in pain makes her feel the same pain. Her what was thought to be a safe neighborhood becomes ruined, as well as loosing her family and future dreams she decides she has had enough and embarks on a trek to the north. Other people in similar situations wish to travel with her - her motto being 'God is change.'

Parable of the Talents

by Octavia E. Butler

Many will consider this Butler's most powerful book to date, detailing man's inhumanity to man (or woman) and one mother's odyssey in search of her only daughter.

Patternmaster

by Octavia E. Butler

First novel (1976) by this noted author. One of the "Patternist" series: a futuristic exploration of a time when Earth is ruled by a collective of humans with telepathic powers.

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