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The classic Xenogenesis trilogy, complete in one volume: Dawn, Adulthood Rites, and Imago.

The acclaimed trilogy that comprises Lilith's Brood is multiple Hugo and Nebula award-winner Octavia E. Butler at her best. Presenting three complete novels in one volume, 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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"Octavia E. Butler is one of the finest voices in fiction — period....A master storyteller." Washington Post Book World

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"The themes...that suffuse Lilith's Brood clearly parallel the experience of American blacks during slavery, and these are the racial memories Butler draws upon to describe how truly wise, heroic, difficult, and ultimately successful accommodationist politics can be." The Village Voice

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"Superb...challenging and visionary....A classic." Seattle Times/Post-Intelligencer

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"Shows the author at the height of her imaginative and writing powers." Essence

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"Butler in top form...spare, vivid prose...intriguing, well-developed ideas, solid characters, and crisp narrative." Kirkus Reviews

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"She is one of those rare authors who pay serious attention to the way human beings actually work together and against each other, and she does so with extraordinary plausibility." Locus

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For the first time, Butler's gripping trilogy — Dawn, Adulthood Rites, and Imago — is presented in one omnibus. Butler, a Hugo and Nebula award-winner, relates the story of an alien race that comes to Earth after a nuclear holocaust and merges genetically with the human survivors.

About the Author

Octavia E. Butler is the author of many novels, including Kindred, Wild Seed, and Parable of the Sower. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Award and a Nebula Award, and she has twice won the Hugo Award. She passed away on February 24, 2006, at the age of 58.

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Elizabeth Bee, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by Elizabeth Bee)
Wow. If you love science fiction (or even if you don't), you should read this book. It's actually a trilogy, about a post-apocalyptic Earth on which the remnant of humanity is saved (or exploited?) by a race of genetic-engineering aliens. Is humanity inevitably doomed to destroy itself? Are we an inherently hierarchical people? What does it mean to be "human?" If you're intrigued by these questions, or you just would like, for once, to read something feminist AND entertaining, pick up "Lilith's Brood."
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pig_girl, May 27, 2011 (view all comments by pig_girl)
I have had a hard time transitioning from Young Adult fantasy and sci-fi, into Adult, this book was wonderful. A few years ago I discovered Fledgling, and now recommend that to all my vampire loving friends. This trilogy, conveniently in one book so i didnt have to stop, was great. Lilith is a great female protagonist, with strong emotions, who really knows herself, or thinks she does. the Oankali are a complex society, and you learn more about them every chapter.
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mandaschaefer, August 30, 2008 (view all comments by mandaschaefer)
I haven't enjoyed a science fiction book so much in years. This is actually three books in one volume, and there's everything you could ever want from good science fiction -- post-apocalyptic fragility of the human race, tentacly aliens, and human-alien cross breeding. Definitely a good read, I pretty much stopped doing any other liesure activity while I was reading this book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446676106
Author:
Butler, Octavia E.
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science fiction, american
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
Science / General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
June 2000
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
752
Dimensions:
8 x 5.125 x 1.25 in 1.32 lb

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Product details 752 pages Aspect - English 9780446676106 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Octavia E. Butler is one of the finest voices in fiction — period....A master storyteller."
"Review" by , "The themes...that suffuse Lilith's Brood clearly parallel the experience of American blacks during slavery, and these are the racial memories Butler draws upon to describe how truly wise, heroic, difficult, and ultimately successful accommodationist politics can be."
"Review" by , "Superb...challenging and visionary....A classic."
"Review" by , "Shows the author at the height of her imaginative and writing powers."
"Review" by , "Butler in top form...spare, vivid prose...intriguing, well-developed ideas, solid characters, and crisp narrative."
"Review" by , "She is one of those rare authors who pay serious attention to the way human beings actually work together and against each other, and she does so with extraordinary plausibility."
"Synopsis" by , For the first time, Butler's gripping trilogy — Dawn, Adulthood Rites, and Imago — is presented in one omnibus. Butler, a Hugo and Nebula award-winner, relates the story of an alien race that comes to Earth after a nuclear holocaust and merges genetically with the human survivors.
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