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Lilith's Brood
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Grand Central
Pub Date: 2000
ISBN: 9780446676106
Octavia Butler
Lilith's Brood
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Lilith's Brood

by Octavia Butler

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.

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...

Lilith's Brood is a profoundly evocative, sensual -- and disturbing -- epic of human transformation.

"Octavia Butler was a visionary writer of speculative fiction. She was a genius. Even if you think you don't like science fiction, please try this book. It is wonderfully addictive and complex. Butler constructs an alien race that exists by manipulating and absorbing the genetic material of other worlds. They find us shortly after we destroy our place on this planet. They save us and fall in love with us. Their first human is Lilith. i don't know how to convey the generosity and tension of this book -- you will have to read it yourself. One of my daughters kept telling me it was a good book, another put the book in my hands and insisted I take it on my trip. Thank you. Gorgeous, strange, stunningly humane." ~ Louise"

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