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Bloodchild: And Other Stories by [Octavia E. Butler]
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“Perfection itself.” —Junot Díaz

“Eloquent, distinguished, and poignant. . . . Although this book is little in size, its ideas and aims are splendidly large.” —Booklist
 
“An outstanding short story collection. . . . [Butler] readily transcends the perceived stylistic limitations of the genre.” —St. Petersburg Times
 
“The title story is justly famous . . . splendid pieces, set forth in calm, lucid prose with never a word wasted.” —Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Octavia E. Butler (1947–2006) was a bestselling and award-winning author, considered one of the best science fiction writers of her generation. She received both the Hugo and Nebula awards, and in 1995 became the first author of science fiction to receive a MacArthur Fellowship. She was also awarded the prestigious PEN Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. Her first novel, Patternmaster (1976), was praised both for its imaginative vision and for Butler’s powerful prose, and spawned four prequels, beginning with Mind of My Mind (1977) and finishing with Clay’s Ark (1984).
 
Although the Patternist series established Butler among the science fiction elite, it was Kindred (1979), a story of a black woman who travels back in time to the antebellum South, that brought her mainstream success. In 1985, Butler won Nebula and Hugo awards for the novella “Bloodchild,” and in 1987 she published Dawn, the first novel of the Xenogenesis trilogy, about a race of aliens who visit earth to save humanity from itself. Fledgling (2005) was Butler’s final novel. She died at her home in 2006. 

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B008HALO0U
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy; 2nd edition (July 24, 2012)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 24, 2012
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 5707 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 228 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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