Lilith's Brood: Dawn / Adulthood Rites / Imago
The acclaimed trilogy that comprises LILITH'S BROOD is multiple Hugo and Nebula award-winner Octavia E. Butler at her best. Presented for the first time in one volume, with an introduction by Joan Slonczewski, Ph.D., LILITH'S BROOD is a profoundly evocative, sensual -- and disturbing -- epic of... show more
The acclaimed trilogy that comprises LILITH'S BROOD is multiple Hugo and Nebula award-winner Octavia E. Butler at her best. Presented for the first time in one volume, with an introduction by Joan Slonczewski, Ph.D., 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...
Publish date: 2000-06-01
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages no: 746
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Speculative Fiction
, Post Apocalyptic
Series: Xenogenesis (#1)
I picked this up because it’s the favorite book of a close friend. I’m not a fan of Science Fiction. It’s usually too heady and symbolic, filled with names I can’t pronounce and languages that I can’t understand. I was happy that this lacked the latter but it was very heavy on the former. In a n...
My personal favorite sci-fi trilogy. I have reviewed the individual volumes separately:- Dawn- Adulthood Rites- ImagoMind blowing, thought provoking, thrilling stuff. (Plenty more hyperbole in the above mentioned reviews!) One thing I particularly want to mention about the author is I love how she e...
It's been a few months since I read this, but I realized I'd not reviewed it and wanted to put in a few words.I can't express to you how refreshing it was to read an African American female protagonist who didn't speak with urban slang, who wasn't worried about finding a man and, in general, didn't ...
Sometimes it can be tricky to read a series in an omnibus like this. You don't get the chance to read and experience each book individually. However as a whole, this series was practically a masterpiece for me. It is so engrossing and thought-provoking. I've always considered myself an optimistic pe...
Cool presentation simultaneously of a post-apocalyptic setting and a geocentric aliens narrative. The aliens aren't quite right, but they're not caricatures of the genocidal maniacs from Wells, either--they conceive of themselves as "traders," mostly in genetic material, and they appear to be pure ...