Kindred

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Beacon Press #ad - Kindred #ad - Rufus, is drowning, the white son of a plantation owner, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, and each time the stay grows longer, long before it has a chance to begin.

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.

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Fledgling: A Novel

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Seven Stories Press #ad - Fledgling: A Novel #ad - Fledgling, octavia butler’s last novel, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly un-human needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: she is in fact a genetically modified, is the story of an apparently young, 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.

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Seed to Harvest: The Complete Patternist Series The Patternist Series

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Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - In the late seventeenth century, two immortals meet in an African forest. Anyanwu is a healer, a three-hundred-year-old woman who uses her wisdom to help those around her. The complete patternist series—the acclaimed science fiction epic of a world transformed by a secret race of telepaths and their devastating rise to power.

Together they will change the world. Over the next three centuries, Doro mounts a colossal selective breeding project, attempting to create a master race of telepaths. Butler tells the classic story that began her legendary career: a mythic tale of the transformation of civilization. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E.

Seed to Harvest: The Complete Patternist Series The Patternist Series #ad - He succeeds beyond his wildest dreams, splitting the human race down the middle and establishing a new world order dominated by the most manipulative minds on Earth. In these four novels, award-winning author Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate. The other is doro, a malevolent despot who has mastered the power of stealing the bodies of others when his wears out.

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Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

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Abrams ComicArts #ad - As she time-travels between worlds, one in which she is a free woman and one where she is part of her own complicated familial history on a southern plantation, she becomes frighteningly entangled in the lives of Rufus, a conflicted white slaveholder and one of Dana’s own ancestors, and the many people who are enslaved by him.

Held up as an essential work in feminist, and a cornerstone of the Afrofuturism movement, science-fiction, there are over 500, and fantasy genres, 000 copies of Kindred in print. Butler’s bestselling literary science-fiction masterpiece, Kindred, now in graphic novel format. Adapted by celebrated academics and comics artists Damian Duffy and John Jennings, this graphic novel powerfully renders Butler’s mysterious and moving story, which spans racial and gender divides in the antebellum South through the 20th century.

Butler’s most celebrated, critically acclaimed work tells the story of Dana, a young black woman who is suddenly and inexplicably transported from her home in 1970s California to the pre–Civil War South. More than 35 years after its release, kindred continues to draw in new readers with its deep exploration of the violence and loss of humanity caused by slavery in the United States, and its complex and lasting impact on the present day.

Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation #ad - Frightening, kindred offers an unflinching look at our complicated social history, and richly imagined, compelling, transformed by the graphic novel format into a visually stunning work for a new generation of readers. The intersectionality of race, history, and the treatment of women addressed within the original work remain critical topics in contemporary dialogue, both in the classroom and in the public sphere.

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Bloodchild: And Other Stories

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Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - Octavia E. Six extraordinary stories from the author of Kindred, a master of modern science fiction—including a Hugo and Nebula award–winning novella. Also included is the hugo award–winning “Speech Sounds, ” about a near future in which humans must adapt after an apocalyptic event robs them of their ability to speak.

Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.  . Bloodchild” is set on a distant planet where human children spend their lives preparing to become hosts for the offspring of the alien Tlic. Sometimes the procedure is harmless, but often it is not. Butler’s classic “bloodchild, ” winner of both the Nebula and Hugo awards, anchors this collection of incomparable stories and essays.

Bloodchild: And Other Stories #ad - The evening and the morning and the Night, ” another esteemed title in this collection, is a Nebula Award finalist. In these pages, butler shows us life on Earth and amongst the stars, telling her tales with characteristic imagination and clarity. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E.

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Parable of the Sower

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Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - Butler including rare images from the author’s estate. 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. Behind the walls of their defended enclave, lauren’s father, gasoline, a preacher, war, and a handful of other citizens try to salvage what remains of a culture that has been destroyed by drugs, and chronic shortages of water, and more.

When fire destroys their compound, Lauren’s family is killed and she is forced out into a world that is facing apocalypse. Lauren olamina and her family live in one of the only safe neighborhoods remaining on the outskirts of Los Angeles. 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.

Parable of the Sower #ad - 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. 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.

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Parable of the Talents

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Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - Taking its place alongside margaret atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Butler’s eerily prophetic novel offers a terrifying vision of our potential future, but also one of hope. Winner of the nebula award for best novel: the powerful and compelling sequel to the dystopian classic Parable of the Sower Lauren Olamina was only eighteen when her family was killed, and anarchy encroached on her Southern California home.

There she founded acorn, a peaceful community based on a religion of her creation, called Earthseed, whose central tenet is that God is change. Acorn is beginning to thrive. To his marauding followers, who are identified by their crosses and black robes, this is a call to arms to end religious tolerance and racial equality—a brutal doctrine they enforce by machine gun.

Parable of the Talents #ad - She fled the war zone for the hope of quiet and safety in the north. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate. But outside the tranquil group’s walls, America is changing for the worse.  . Presidential candidate andrew Steele Jarret wins national fame by preaching a return to the values of the American golden age.

And as this band of violent extremists sets its deadly sights on Earthseed, Acorn is plunged into a harrowing fight for its very survival. Five years later, Lauren has married a doctor and given birth to a daughter.

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Earthseed: The Complete Series

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Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - Heading north with two young companions through an American wasteland, the courageous young woman faces dangers at every turn while spreading the word of a remarkable new religion that embraces survival and change. But when the evil that has grown out of the ashes of human society destroys all she has built, the prophet is forced to choose between preserving her faith or her family.

One of the world’s most respected authors of science fiction imagines an apocalyptic near-future Earth where a remarkable young woman discovers that her destiny calls her to try and change the world around her. Butler’s brilliant two-volume Earthseed saga offers a startling vision of an all-too-possible tomorrow, in which walls offer no protection from a civilization gone mad.

Parable of the talents: called to the new, hard truth of Earthseed, the small community of the dispossessed that now surrounds Lauren Olamina looks to her—their leader—for guidance.  . The earthseed novels cement butler’s reputation as “one of the finest voices in fiction—period” TheWashington Post Book World.

Earthseed: The Complete Series #ad - A multiple hugo and nebula Award winner’s powerful saga of survival and destiny in a near-future dystopian America. Parable of the sower: in the aftermath of worldwide ecological and economic apocalypse, minister’s daughter Lauren Oya Olamina escapes the slaughter that claims the lives of her family and nearly every other member of their gated California community.

Octavia E. Stunningly prescient and breathtakingly relevant to our times, dangerously divided world of bigotry, this dark vision of a future America is a masterwork of powerful speculation that ushers us into a broken, social inequality, mob violence, and ultimately hope.

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Lilith's Brood: The Complete Xenogenesis Trilogy The Xenogenesis Trilogy

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Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - The newest stage in human evolution begins in outer space. The complete series about an alien species that could save humanity after nuclear apocalypse—or destroy it—from “one of science fiction’s finest writers” The New York Times. The oankali arrive not just to save humanity, but to bond with it—crossbreeding to form a hybrid species that can survive in the place of its human forebears, who were so intent on self-destruction.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate. The human species inevitably expands into something stranger, stronger, and undeniably alien. From hugo and nebula award–winning author octavia butler, Lilith’s Brood is both a thrilling, epic adventure of man’s struggle to survive after Earth’s destruction, and a provocative meditation on what it means to be human.

Lilith's Brood: The Complete Xenogenesis Trilogy The Xenogenesis Trilogy #ad - Survivors of a cataclysmic nuclear war awake to find themselves being studied by the Oankali, tentacle-covered galactic travelers whose benevolent appearance hides their surprising plan for the future of mankind. Some people resist, forming pocket communities of purebred rebellion, but many realize they have no choice.

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Brown Girl in the Ring

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Aspect #ad - The inner city has had to rediscover old ways--farming, barter, herb lore. She's a powerful writer with an imagination that most of us would kill for. I have read everything she has written and am in awe of her many gifts. Junot diaz, barricaded it behind roadblocks, new York Times bestselling author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar WaoThe rich and privileged have fled the city, and left it to crumble.

Brown Girl in the Ring #ad - . But now the monied need a harvest of bodies, and so they prey upon the helpless of the streets. She must bargain with gods, and give birth to new legends. With nowhere to turn, a young woman must open herself to ancient truths, eternal powers, and the tragic mystery surrounding her mother and grandmother.

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Unexpected Stories

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Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - Butler, mentorship is a rocky path, and every lesson comes at a price. The award-winning author of science fiction classics parable of the Sower and Kindred bestows these compelling, long lost gems “like the miraculous discovery that the beloved book you’ve read a dozen times has an extra chapter” Los Angeles Review of Books.

She bears her loneliness privately until the day that a Hao youth is spotted wandering into her territory. The novella “a necessary Being” showcases Octavia E. Butler’s ability to create alien yet fully believable “others. Tahneh’s father was a hao, one of a dwindling race whose leadership abilities render them so valuable that their members are captured and forced to govern.

Unexpected Stories #ad - Harlan ellison and Dangerous Visions are registered trademarks of the Kilimanjaro Corporation. All rights reserved. An npr books great read: two never-before-published stories from the archives of one of science fiction’s all-time masters. But in the richly evocative fiction of Octavia E. A disaffected telepath connects with a young girl in a desperate attempt to help her harness her growing powers.

The second story in this volume, “childfinder, ” was commissioned by Harlan Ellison for his legendary and never-published anthology The Last Dangerous Visions™. As her warriors sharpen their weapons, Tahneh must choose between imprisoning the newcomer—and living the rest of her life alone.

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