Lilith's Brood

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Grand Central Publishing, Jun 1, 2000 - Fiction - 752 pages
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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 evocative, sensual -- and disturbing -- epic of human transformation.

Lilith Iyapo is in the Andes, mourning the death of her family, when war destroys Earth. Centuries later, she is resurrected -- by miraculously powerful unearthly beings, the Oankali. Driven by an irresistible need to heal others, the Oankali are rescuing our dying planet by merging genetically with mankind. But Lilith and all humanity must now share the world with uncanny, unimaginably alien creatures: their own children. This is their story...

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I love the prose of her writing. - Goodreads
The ending is ambiguous for me. - Goodreads
Best scifi written by an african american writer. - Goodreads
I still thoroughly enjoyed the plot however. - Goodreads
Octavia Butler was such a good writer. - Goodreads
Butler's spare prose belies her penetrating brain. - Goodreads

Review: Lilith's Brood (Xenogenesis #1-3)

User Review  - Jennyhay - Goodreads

Predictable. Good in places but mostly a yawn. Read full review

Review: Lilith's Brood (Xenogenesis #1-3)

User Review  - Skivvy Jones - Goodreads

It's hard to explain, but for me this one of the rare times that race mattered. I needed to read Octavia Butler and every word felt like a blessing to me. You'll think about this book if you are available. Bring your sense of taste. Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Science-fiction writer and novelist Octavia Estelle Butler was born in Pasadena, California, on June 22, 1947. She earned as Associate of Arts degree from Pasadena City College in 1968 and later attended California State University and the University of California. Her first novel, Patternmaster, was the first in a series about a society run by a group of telepaths who are mentally linked to one another. She explored the topics of race, poverty, politics, religion, and human nature in her works. She won a Hugo Award in 1984 for her short story Speech Sounds and a Hugo Award and Nebula Award in 1985 for her novella Bloodchild. She received a MacArthur Grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The award pays $295,000 over a five-year period to creative people who push the boundaries of their fields. She died in Lake Forest Park, Washington on February 24, 2006 at the age of 58.

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