Bloodchild and Other Stories

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Seven Stories Press, 1996 - Fiction - 145 pages
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From the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of Parable of the Sower--one of the few African-American women writing science fiction--comes a collection of chilling fiction--true parables of the contemporary world. "Butler graces new mansions of thought with her eloquent, distinguished, and poignant prose".--Booklist.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

This edition (ISBN: 156858055X) does not have The Book of Martha." The afterwards are interesting. Butler clearly does not fully understand the impact her work has on readers. That is to say, the ... Read full review

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The short collections contains an introduction, 5 stories and 2 essays. The author also added notes at the end of each story about why she wrote the story and what she was thinking when writing it ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

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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