Bloodchild and Other Stories
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... show more
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 Butler’s 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 literature’s strongest voices.
Publish date: October 2005
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
This is the first of Butler's work that I've read, or listened to in this case. The narrator is Janina Edwards. I listened to it on the Prime Channel "Worlds Away: Sci-Fi Classics" and am so glad I saw it there. I decided to make this my Task 22 for Read Harder 2017, Read a collection of stories by ...
A dark science fiction story that begins a series. It gets a little squirmy but an interesting study in choices and symbiotic relationships with an alien species. The names suffered from the overly unusual aspects that some readers complain about in Fantasy novels, but this reminded me of Alien, t...
I sometimes think Octavia Butler is rather above my likes and dislikes. I don't even know how I feel about this short story, which could easily inspire essays (which would possibly be longer than the story itself). That's the wonderful thing about Butler: she wrote fiction that makes you think. And ...
After reading a portion of "Bloodchild" in a Hugo Award "snippet" book earlier this year, I picked up Octavia E. Butler's Bloodchild: And Other Stories. For an author who claimed to hate writing short stories, her talent at sharing glimpses into a possible future shine through in this collection. ...
Absolutely amazing!! I have no idea how I am just coming across Octavia E. Butler. Everything in Blood Child and other Stories is pure gold. I was continuously blown away by this short story collection which is Sci-Fi at its best. From aliens and plagues, Blood Child and other Stories manages to cap...