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Dawn: Book One of the Xenogenesis Series (Xenogenesis #01)

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MacArthur Foundation grant recipient Octavia E. Butler's award-winning novels have earned her an acclaimed place in women's fiction, African-American literature, and speculative fiction. The Xenogenesis Series is an evocative, sensual — and disturbing — epic of human transformation.

Dawn

Lilith Iyapo is in the remote Andes, mourning the death of her husband and son, when nuclear war destroys the world. Centuries later, she revives, held captive aboard a starship.

Miraculously powerful and hideously grotesque galactic beings, the Oankali have rescued the planet and the war's victims out of an irresistible need to heal and a greater need to change all they touch. For the Oankali survive by merging genetically with primitive peoples — without their permission.

Lilith's children will inherit the Earth and stars. But they will be more — and other — than human.

Review:

"Engrossing...thought provoking. A new Octavia Butler novel (including this one) is an exciting event." Locus

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"Butler is among the best SF writers, blessed with a mind capable of conceiving complicated futuristic situations that shed considerable light on our current affairs. Her prose is lean and literate, her ideas expansive and elegant." Houston Post

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"Butler's spare, vivid prose style invites comparison with the likes of Kate Wilhelm and Ursula Le Guin..." Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

Review:

"Butler brings Toni Morrison to mind." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

Lilith lyapo awoke from a centuries-long sleep to find herself aboard the vast spaceship of the Oankali. Creatures covered in writhing tentacles, the Oankali had saved every surviving human from a dying, ruined Earth. They healed the planet, cured cancer, increased strength, and were now ready to help Lilith lead her people back to Earth — but for a price.

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 Grimsrud, February 13, 2010 (view all comments by Elizabeth Grimsrud)
This is probably the 4th or 5th time I've read this book. I love all of Octavia Butler's work. Her reflections of human nature and society, set in compelling futuristic environments, never fail to please.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446603775
Author:
Butler, Octavia E.
Publisher:
Aspect
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Life on other planets
Subject:
Genetic engineering
Subject:
Genetic engineering -- Fiction.
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Alien contact; Human extinction; Genetic engineering; Human-alien relationships
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Xenogenesis
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
April 1997
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.38x5.82x.69 in. .66 lbs.

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"Review" by , "Engrossing...thought provoking. A new Octavia Butler novel (including this one) is an exciting event."
"Review" by , "Butler is among the best SF writers, blessed with a mind capable of conceiving complicated futuristic situations that shed considerable light on our current affairs. Her prose is lean and literate, her ideas expansive and elegant."
"Review" by , "Butler's spare, vivid prose style invites comparison with the likes of Kate Wilhelm and Ursula Le Guin..."
"Review" by , "Butler brings Toni Morrison to mind."
"Synopsis" by , Lilith lyapo awoke from a centuries-long sleep to find herself aboard the vast spaceship of the Oankali. Creatures covered in writhing tentacles, the Oankali had saved every surviving human from a dying, ruined Earth. They healed the planet, cured cancer, increased strength, and were now ready to help Lilith lead her people back to Earth — but for a price.
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