Top positive review
Original, intelligent sci-fi
Reviewed in the United States on April 9, 2018
The Xenogenesis trilogy is the first Octavia Butler I've read and I don't know why it took me so long. Of the three, the second is my personal favorite but Imago is a fine finale to Butler's imaginative and unique story of an alien species "saving" the human race. Her voice is truly original & brilliant, her characters are not good nor evil, but wrought with conflict about themselves as individuals and collectively as a species. Also, her treatment of gender roles is so interesting & thought provoking throughout the series, it was ahead of it's time. Great sci-fi explores & questions our humanity in fantastic settings. This is great sci-fi.