Synopses & Reviews
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...
"Octavia E. Butler is one of the finest voices in fiction period....A master storyteller." Washington Post Book World
"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
"Superb...challenging and visionary....A classic." Seattle Times/Post-Intelligencer
"Shows the author at the height of her imaginative and writing powers." Essence
"Butler in top form...spare, vivid prose...intriguing, well-developed ideas, solid characters, and crisp narrative." Kirkus Reviews
"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
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.