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  • Bibliography:
    21 Books (3 Series)
  • First Book:
    January 1976
  • Latest Book:
    September 2022
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Full Series List in Order


1 - Parable of the Sower (Nov-1993)
2 - Parable of the Talents (Jan-2000)


1 - Wild Seed (1980)
2 - Mind of My Mind (Aug-1994)
3 - Clay's Ark (Jun-1984)
4 - Survivor (Mar-1978)
5 - Patternmaster (1976)


1 - Dawn (May-1987)
2 - Adulthood Rites (Jun-1988)
3 - Imago (1989)
4 - Lilith's Brood (Jun-2000)

Book List in Order: 21 titles

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    The combined mind-force of a telepathic race, Patternist thoughts can destroy, heal, rule. For the strongest mind commands the entire Pattern and all within it. Now the son of the Patternmaster craves this ultimate power. He has murdered or enslaved ...

  • Survivor depicts the Clay's Ark disease ravaging the Earth, and Doro's telepathic descendants asserting control over what remains of humanity. One group of regular humans decides to escape Earth to a new planet, where they struggle to co-exist with t...

  • 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. With more than 100,000 copies in print, Kindred is a classic ...

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    HE COULD NOT DIE: Doro was a mind force who changed bodies like clothes, killing his hosts by reflex--or design. He roamed Earth, gathering the genetic Wild Seed: the tormented, mad thought-readers, seers, and witches. Some he helped. Some he destro...

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    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 firs...

  • EARTH'S FIRST SPACESHIP HAS RETURNED... WITH THE DEATH OF THE ENTIRE PLANET AS ITS CARGO The one crew member left alive is infected with a terrifying alien plague--and, fight it as he may, he is compelled by that plague to go out and infect others...

  • Lilith Iyapo is in the remote Andes, mourning the death of her husband and son, when nuclear war destroys the world. Centuries later, she revives, held captive aboard a starship. Miraculously powerful and hideously grotesque galactic beings, the O...

  • XENOGENESIS: The birth of something new--and foreign. CHILD OF A NEW PEOPLE The Oankali aliens have saved Earth. For a price. Oankali survival requires constant genetic exchange. .. and we are their new mating stock. The resisters reject the Oa...

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    The long interbreeding between Earth and the Oankali aliens is nearly complete--and suddenly endangered--by a child. But it's not a boy or a girl. XENOGENESIS: The birth of something new--and foreign. Jodahs is a human-ooloi, the Oankali thi...

  • Lauren Olamina is an empath, crippled by the pain of others. Cloistered inside the neighborhood enclave in a U.S. where the distance between the have and the have-nots has widened to a gaping chasm, she lives a protected life. But one night, violence...

  • For four thousand years, an Immortal has spread the seeds of an evolutionary master race, using the downtrodden of the underclass as his private breeding stock. But now a young ghetto telepath has found the way to awaken -- and rule -- her superhuman...

  • The first collection of short stories by a celebrated African-American female science-fiction author includes the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning title story, "Bloodchild," a parable about the treatment of women throughout history. Tour....

  • Lauren Olamina's love is divided among her young daughter, her community, and the revelation that led Lauren to found a new faith that teaches "God Is Change." But in the wake of environmental and economic chaos, the U.S. government turns a blind eye...

  • The acclaimed trilogy that comprises LILITH'S BROOD is Hugo and Nebula award-winner Octavia E. Butler at her best.

    Presented for the first time in one volume with an introduction by Joan Slonczewski, Ph.D., LILITH'S BROOD is a profoundly evoc...

  • Shori is a mystery. Found alone in the woods, she appears to be a little black girl with traumatic amnesia and near-fatal wounds. But Shori is a fifty-three-year-old vampire with a ravenous hunger for blood, the lost child of an ancient species of ne...

  • The complete Patternist series -- Butler’s acclaimed vision of a world transformed by a secret race of telepaths and the violence, intolerance, and plague that follow their rise to power In the late seventeenth century, two immortals meet in an ...

  • An NPR Books Great Read: Two never-before-published stories from the archives of one of science fiction’s all-time masters. The novella “A Necessary Being” showcases Octavia E. Butler’s ability to create alien yet fully believable “others.�...

  • Octavia E. Butler’s bestselling literary science-fiction masterpiece, KINDRED, now in graphic novel format. More than 35 years after its release, KINDRED continues to draw in new readers with its deep exploration of the violence and loss of hu...

  • The follow-up to Kindred, the #1 bestseller, comes Octavia E. Butler’s groundbreaking dystopian novel In this graphic novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower, by Damian Duffy and John Jennings, the award-winning team behin...

  • The New York Times best-selling author’s time-travel classic that makes us feel the horrors of American slavery and indicts our country’s lack of progress on racial reconciliationThe series adaption from FX premieres December 13 on Hulu. ...

Award-Winning Books by Octavia E. Butler

Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation
2017 Bram Stoker Award -- Graphic Novel
Parable of the Talents
1999 Nebula Award -- Novel
Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation
2021 Hugo Award -- Graphic Story or Comic

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Octavia E. Butler has published 21 books.

Octavia E. Butler does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Kindred, Gift Edition, was published in September 2022.

The first book by Octavia E. Butler, Patternmaster, was published in January 1976.

Yes. Octavia E. Butler has 3 series.