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Adulthood Rites (The Xenogenesis Trilogy Book 2) by [Octavia E. Butler]

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In this sequel to Dawn, Lilith Iyapo has given birth to what looks like a normal human boy named Akin. But Akin actually has five parents: a male and female human, a male and female Oankali, and a sexless Ooloi. The Oankali and Ooloi are part of an alien race that rescued humanity from a devastating nuclear war, but the price they exact is a high one--the aliens are compelled to genetically merge their species with other races, drastically altering both in the process. On a rehabilitated Earth, this "new" race is emerging through human/Oankali/Ooloi mating, but there are also "pure" humans who choose to resist the aliens and the salvation they offer. These resisters are sterilized by the Ooloi so that they cannot reproduce the genetic defect that drives humanity to destroy itself, but otherwise they are left alone (unless they become violent). When the resisters kidnap young Akin, the Oankali choose to leave the child with his captors, for he--the most "human" of the Oankali children--will decide whether the resisters should be given back their fertility and freedom, even though they will only destroy themselves again. This is the second volume in Octavia Butler's Xenogenesis series, a powerful tale of alien existence. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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The product of alien genetic intervention designed to save humanity by altering its genotypic structure, Akin faces a world of hostile humans who recognize him as the son of the woman who either betrayed or saved the human race. This sequel to Dawn portrays a young man's coming of age in a world forever changed. Recommended where the author has a following. JC
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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B008HALPTU
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy (July 24, 2012)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 24, 2012
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 6760 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 294 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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OCTAVIA E. BUTLER (1947–2006) was the renowned author of numerous ground-breaking novels, including Kindred, Wild Seed, and Parable of the Sower. Recipient of the Locus, Hugo and Nebula awards, and a PEN Lifetime Achievement Award for her body of work, in 1995 she became the first science- fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Fellowship ‘Genius Grant’. A pioneer of her genre, Octavia’s dystopian novels explore myriad themes of Black injustice, women’s rights, global warming and political disparity, and her work is taught in over two hundred colleges and universities nationwide.

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Ms Louise Wilford
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but less compelling than Book One
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 12, 2014
Alessandra Forti
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm midway and I like it as much as the first
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Mike
5.0 out of 5 stars An emotional rollercoaster
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read this and then read a light fun book afterwards.
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3.0 out of 5 stars I'm not sure how I feel about this trilogy.
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