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"Adulthood Rites"

♥ Book Title : Adulthood Rites
♣ Name Author : Octavia E. Butler
∞ Launching : 2012-07-24
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781453263686
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1453263683
⊕ Number Pages : Total 304 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The futures of both mankind and an alien species rest in the hands of one hybrid son in the award-winning science fiction author’s masterful sequel to Dawn. Nuclear war had nearly destroyed mankind when the Oankali came to the rescue, saving humanity—but at a price. The Oankali survive by mixing their DNA with that of other species, and now on Earth they have permitted no child to be born without an Oankali parent. The first true hybrid is a boy named Akin—son of Lilith Iyapo— and to the naked eye he looks human, for now. He is born with extraordinary sensory powers, understanding speech at birth, speaking in sentences at two months old, and soon developing the ability to see at the molecular level. More powerful than any human or Oankali, he will be the architect of both races’ intergalactic future. But before he can carry this new species into the stars, Akin must decide which unlucky souls will stay behind. At once a coming-of-age story, science fiction adventure, and philosophical exploration, Butler’s ambitious and breathtaking novel ultimately raises the question of what it means to be human. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate."Article| Octavia E. Butler| Statement ..."

"Kindred"

♥ Book Title : Kindred
♣ Name Author : Octavia Butler
∞ Launching : 2004-02-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780807083703
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0807083704
⊕ Number Pages : Total 264 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "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."Article| Octavia Butler| Statement ..."

"Fledgling"

♥ Book Title : Fledgling
♣ Name Author : Octavia E. Butler
∞ Launching : 2011-01-04
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1583228047
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781583228043
⊕ Number Pages : Total 320 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Fledgling, Octavia Butler’s last novel, 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. From the Hardcover edition."Article| Octavia E. Butler| Statement ..."

"Parable of the Sower"

♥ Book Title : Parable of the Sower
♣ Name Author : Octavia E. Butler
∞ Launching : 2012-07-24
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781453263617
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1453263616
⊕ Number Pages : Total 299 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The Nebula Award–winning author of Kindred presents a “gripping” dystopian novel about a woman fleeing Los Angeles as America spirals into chaos (The New York Times Book Review). Lauren Olamina and her family live in one of the only safe neighborhoods remaining on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Behind the walls of their defended enclave, Lauren’s father, a preacher, and a handful of other citizens try to salvage what remains of a culture that has been destroyed by drugs, war, and chronic shortages of water, gasoline, and more. While her father tries to lead people on the righteous path, Lauren struggles with hyperempathy, a condition that makes her extraordinarily sensitive to the pain of others. When fire destroys their compound, Lauren’s family is killed and she is forced out into a world that is facing apocalypse. With a handful of other refugees, Lauren must make her way north to safety, along the way conceiving a revolutionary idea that may mean salvation for all mankind. From a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship who has won multiple Nebula and Hugo Awards, this iconic novel is “a gripping tale of survival and a poignant account of growing up sane in a disintegrating world” (The New York Times Book Review). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate."Article| Octavia E. Butler| Statement ..."

"Parable of the Talents"

♥ Book Title : Parable of the Talents
♣ Name Author : Octavia E. Butler
∞ Launching : 1998
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1888363819
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781888363814
⊕ Number Pages : Total 365 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Lauren Olamina's daughter, Larkin, describes the broken and alienated world of 2032, as war racks the North American continent and an ultra-conservative religious crusader becomes president"Article| Octavia E. Butler| Statement ..."

"Mind of My Mind"

♥ Book Title : Mind of My Mind
♣ Name Author : Octavia E. Butler
∞ Launching : 2012-07-24
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781453263648
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1453263640
⊕ Number Pages : Total 217 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "From “one of science fiction’s finest writers”: A young woman with tremendous psychic power battles to set a new course for mankind (The New York Times). The baby’s name is Mary, and her father is immortal. For thousands of years he has orchestrated a selective breeding project, attempting to create a master race capable of controlling others through thought. Most of his attempts have resulted in volatile mutations, but Mary—whom he has raised in the rough part of a Southern California town—is the closest he has come to perfection. If he doesn’t handle her carefully, this greatest experiment will be his last. As Mary comes of age, she begins to grow aware of her psychic powers. And when she learns of her father’s plans for her, she refuses to acquiesce. She challenges him to a psychic war, battling to free her people and set a new course for mankind. Multiple Nebula and Hugo award–winning author Octavia Butler’s epic and thought-provoking Patternist series has fascinated generations of readers, exploring the effects of power and what it means to be human. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate."Article| Octavia E. Butler| Statement ..."

"Imago"

♥ Book Title : Imago
♣ Name Author : Octavia E. Butler
∞ Launching : 2012-07-24
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781453263693
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1453263691
⊕ Number Pages : Total 224 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The stunning conclusion to a postapocalyptic trilogy about an alien species merging with humans—from “one of science fiction’s finest writers” (TheNew York Times). Human and Oankali have been mating since the aliens first came to Earth to rescue the few survivors of an annihilating nuclear war. The Oankali began a massive breeding project, guided by the ooloi, a sexless subspecies capable of manipulating DNA, in the hope of eventually creating a perfect starfaring race. Jodahs is supposed to be just another hybrid of human and Oankali, but as he begins his transformation to adulthood he finds himself becoming ooloi—the first ever born to a human mother. As his body changes, Jodahs develops the ability to shapeshift, manipulate matter, and cure or create disease at will. If this frightened young man is able to master his new identity, Jodahs could prove the savior of what’s left of mankind. Or, if he is not careful, he could become a plague that will destroy this new race once and for all. Readers of Ursula K. Le Guin and N. K. Jemisin will be fascinated by bestselling author Octavia Butler’s thought-provoking and compelling vision of humanity. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate."Article| Octavia E. Butler| Statement ..."

"Bloodchild and Other Stories"

♥ Book Title : Bloodchild and Other Stories
♣ Name Author : Octavia E. Butler
∞ Launching : 1996
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1888363363
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781888363364
⊕ Number Pages : Total 145 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "An anthology of science fiction tales by the African-American writer includes "Speech Sounds," "Near of Kin,", "Bloodchild.""Article| Octavia E. Butler| Statement ..."

"A Study Guide for Octavia E. Butler's Kindred"

♥ Book Title : A Study Guide for Octavia E. Butler's Kindred
♣ Name Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
∞ Launching : 2015-09-15
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781410336064
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1410336069
⊕ Number Pages : Total 15 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A Study Guide for Octavia E. Butler's "Kindred," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs."Article| Gale, Cengage Learning| Statement ..."

"Octavia E Butler: 'Xenogenesis' / 'Lilith's Brood'"

♥ Book Title : Octavia E Butler: 'Xenogenesis' / 'Lilith's Brood'
♣ Name Author : John Lennard
∞ Launching : 2007-01-01
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⊕ Number Pages : Total 97 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Octavia Butler’s premature and sudden death in 2006 has been very widely lamented, unhappily confirming her influence as a vital African-American and female pioneer in SF. Xenogenesis (retitled Lilith’s Brood in 2000) is one of Butler’s most important works, and comprises the novels Dawn (1987), Adulthood Rites (1988), and Imago (1989). The Notes cover Octavia Butler’s life and work; the background and structure of the trilogy; (Black) SF in relation to race and gender; the tradition of dystopias; and the work in genetics that is central to the plot. The Annotations pay special attention to the feminist and racial critique of human behaviour, and to the scientific and religious themes that develop throughout the trilogy. Each of the three novels is dealt with book-by-book and chapter-by-chapter. An Essay, called ‘The Strange Determination of Octavia Butler’, considers the trilogy’s two very different umbrella-titles and Butler’s unusual use of genetic science, especially the discovery of mitochondrial DNA, to critique racial essentialism. It also argues for her use of cellular organelles as an metaphor for the African Diaspora driven by slavery. The Bibliography provides a complete listing of works by Octavia Butler, including short stories and work published on-line. It also has sections detailing works about ‘Octavia Butler and SF’ and ‘Useful Reference Works’."Article| John Lennard| Statement ..."

"Dawn"

♥ Book Title : Dawn
♣ Name Author : Octavia E. Butler
∞ Launching : 2012-07-24
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781453263679
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1453263675
⊕ Number Pages : Total 248 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "An alien race calls on one woman to revive mankind after Earth’s apocalypse in this science fiction classic from the award-winning author of Parable of the Sower. Lilith Iyapo has just lost her husband and son when atomic fire consumes Earth—the last stage of the planet’s final war. Hundreds of years later Lilith awakes, deep in the hold of a massive alien spacecraft piloted by the Oankali—who arrived just in time to save humanity from extinction. They have kept Lilith and other survivors asleep for centuries, as they learned whatever they could about Earth. Now it is time for Lilith to lead them back to her home world, but life among the Oankali on the newly resettled planet will be nothing like it was before. The Oankali survive by genetically merging with primitive civilizations—whether their new hosts like it or not. For the first time since the nuclear holocaust, Earth will be inhabited. Grass will grow, animals will run, and people will learn to survive the planet’s untamed wilderness. But their children will not be human. Not exactly. Featuring strong and compelling characters and exploring complex themes of gender and species, Octavia E. Butler presents a powerful, postapocalyptic interplanetary epic, as well as a ray of hope for humanity. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate."Article| Octavia E. Butler| Statement ..."

"Kindred"

♥ Book Title : Kindred
♣ Name Author : Octavia E. Butler
∞ Launching : 2018-05-03
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1472258223
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781472258229
⊕ Number Pages : Total 320 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Octavia E. Butler's 1979 masterpiece and ground-breaking exploration of power and responsibility, for fans of The Handmaid's Tale, The Power and Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing. With an original foreword by Ayòbámi Adébáyò. 'If you've ever tweeted "All Lives Matter" someone needs to shove this book into your hand, and quickly' The Pool Nineteenth-century Maryland is a very dangerous place for a black woman - but Dana has no choice but to go there, and keep going back. Rufus calls Dana to him whenever his life is threatened. Neither of them understands his power, nor how two such different people will come to depend on each other for survival. And the longer Dana spends with Rufus, the more aware she is that her own life might be over before it's even begun. This is the extraordinary story of two people bound by blood, separated by so much more than time - and confronting the inescapable ties between past and present."Article| Octavia E. Butler| Statement ..."