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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

“An outstanding short story collection . . . [Butler] is an impressive writer whose work displays how science fiction readily transcends the perceived stylistic limitations of the genre.”—St. Petersburg Times

Bloodchild is a compelling and horrifying novella . . . [by an] exceptionally talented writer.”—Publishers Weekly

“The title story is justly famous . . . splendid pieces, set forth in calm, lucid prose with never a word wasted.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Butler graces new mansions of thought with her eloquent, distinguished, and poignant prose. Although this book is little in size, its ideas and aims are splendidly large.”—Booklist

This New York Times Notable Book of the Year includes the Hugo and Nebula awards-winner Bloodchild and the Hugo Award-winner Speech Sounds.

Octavia E. Butler is the author of 11 novels, including Kindred, Dawn, and Parable of the Sower. Recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant, the Nebula Award, the Hugo Award, and numerous other literary awards, she has been acclaimed for her lean prose, strong protagonists, and social observations that range from the distant past to the far future.

Synopsis:

An updated collection from "one of the finest voices in fiction--period" (Washington Post)

Synopsis:

A perfect introduction for new readers and a must-have for avid fans, this New York Times Notable Book includes "Bloodchild," winner of both the Hugo and the Nebula awards and "Speech Sounds," winner of the Hugo Award. Appearing in print for the first time, "Amnesty" is a story of a woman named Noah who works to negotiate the tense and co-dependent relationship between humans and a species of invaders. Also new to this collection is "The Book of Martha" which asks: What would you do if God granted you the ability—and responsibility—to save humanity from itself?

Like all of Octavia Butlers best writing, these works of the imagination are parables of the contemporary world. She proves constant in her vigil, an unblinking pessimist hoping to be proven wrong, and one of contemporary literatures strongest voices.

About the Author

Octavia E. Butler is the author of eleven novels, including Kindred, Dawn, and Parable of the Sower. Recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant, the Nebula Award, the Hugo Award and numerous other literary awards, she has been acclaimed for her lean prose, strong protagonists, and social observations that range from the distant past to the far future.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583226988
Author:
Butler, Octavia E
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Author:
Butler, Octavia E.
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction, american
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20051004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.3 x 5 x 0.6 in 7.36 oz

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An updated collection from "one of the finest voices in fiction--period" (Washington Post)
"Synopsis" by , A perfect introduction for new readers and a must-have for avid fans, this New York Times Notable Book includes "Bloodchild," winner of both the Hugo and the Nebula awards and "Speech Sounds," winner of the Hugo Award. Appearing in print for the first time, "Amnesty" is a story of a woman named Noah who works to negotiate the tense and co-dependent relationship between humans and a species of invaders. Also new to this collection is "The Book of Martha" which asks: What would you do if God granted you the ability—and responsibility—to save humanity from itself?

Like all of Octavia Butlers best writing, these works of the imagination are parables of the contemporary world. She proves constant in her vigil, an unblinking pessimist hoping to be proven wrong, and one of contemporary literatures strongest voices.

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