Octavia E. Butler


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    Science Fiction

    Jun-2014

    Two never-before-published stories from the archives of one of science fiction’s all-time mastersThe novella “A Necessary Being” showcases Octavia E. Butler’s ability to create alien yet fully believable “others.” Tahneh’s father was a ...

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    General Fiction

    Jul-2012

    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 ...

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    Fantasy

    Oct-2005

    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...

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    Science Fiction

    Jun-2000

    Xenogenesis - 4

    The acclaimed trilogy that comprises LILITH'S BROOD is multiple 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 ev...

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    Science Fiction

    Jan-2000

    Parable - 2

    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...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-1996

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    Science Fiction / Fantasy

    Aug-1994

    Patternist - 2

    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...

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    Science Fiction

    Nov-1993

    Parable - 1

    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...

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    Science Fiction

    1989

    Xenogenesis - 3

    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...

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    Science Fiction

    Jun-1988

    Xenogenesis - 2

    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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    Science Fiction

    May-1987

    Xenogenesis - 1

    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...

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    Science Fiction

    Jun-1984

    Patternist - 3

    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...

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    Science Fiction

    1984

    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...

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    Science Fiction

    1980

    Patternist - 1

    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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    Science Fiction

    Jun-1979

    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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    Science Fiction

    Mar-1978

    Patternist - 4

    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...

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    Science Fiction

    1976

    Patternist - 5

    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 ...

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    Science Fiction

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