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Bloodchild and Other Stories

Bloodchild and Other Stories ebook ISBN: 9781888363364
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Number of Pages: 145 
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An anthology of science fiction tales by the African-American writer includes "Speech Sounds," "Near of Kin,", "Bloodchild."

Parable of the Sower

Parable of the Sower ebook ISBN: 9781538732182
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Number of Pages: 368 
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This highly acclaimed post-apocalyptic novel of hope and terror from award-winning author Octavia E. Butler "pairs well with 1984 or The Handmaid's Tale" (John Green, New York Times)--now with a new foreword by N. K. Jemisin. When global climate change and economic crises lead to social chaos in the early 2020s, California becomes full of dangers, from pervasive water shortage to masses of vagabonds who will do anything to live to see another day. Fifteen-year-old Lauren Olamina lives inside a gated community with her preacher father, family, and neighbors, sheltered from the surrounding anarchy. In a society where any vulnerability is a risk, she suffers from hyperempathy, a debilitating sensitivity to others' emotions. Precocious and clear-eyed, Lauren must make her voice heard in order to protect her loved ones from the imminent disasters her small community stubbornly ignores. But what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: the birth of a new faith . . . and a startling vision of human destiny.

Parable of the Sower

Parable of the Sower ebook ISBN: 1453263616
Publisher: Open Road Media
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Number of Pages: 299 
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The Nebula Award–winning author of Kindred presents a “gripping” dystopian novel about a woman fleeing Los Angeles as America spirals into chaos (The New York Times Book Review). “A stunner.” —Flea, musician and actor, TheWall Street Journal Lauren Olamina and her family live in one of the only safe neighborhoods remaining on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Behind the walls of their defended enclave, Lauren’s father, a preacher, and a handful of other citizens try to salvage what remains of a culture that has been destroyed by drugs, disease, war, and chronic water shortages. While her father tries to lead people on the righteous path, Lauren struggles with hyperempathy, a condition that makes her extraordinarily sensitive to the pain of others. When fire destroys their compound, Lauren’s family is killed and she is forced out into a world that is fraught with danger. With a handful of other refugees, Lauren must make her way north to safety, along the way conceiving a revolutionary idea that may mean salvation for all mankind. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.

Parable of the Sower

Parable of the Sower ebook ISBN: 9780446675505
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Number of Pages: 352 
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This highly acclaimed post-apocalyptic novel of hope and terror from award-winning author Octavia E. Butler "pairs well with 1984 or The Handmaid's Tale" (John Green, New York Times)--now with a new foreword by N. K. Jemisin. When global climate change and economic crises lead to social chaos in the early 2020s, California becomes full of dangers, from pervasive water shortage to masses of vagabonds who will do anything to live to see another day. Fifteen-year-old Lauren Olamina lives inside a gated community with her preacher father, family, and neighbors, sheltered from the surrounding anarchy. In a society where any vulnerability is a risk, she suffers from hyperempathy, a debilitating sensitivity to others' emotions. Precocious and clear-eyed, Lauren must make her voice heard in order to protect her loved ones from the imminent disasters her small community stubbornly ignores. But what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: the birth of a new faith . . . and a startling vision of human destiny.

Bloodchild and Other Stories

Bloodchild and Other Stories ebook ISBN: 1583228039
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Number of Pages: 214 
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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.

Fledgling

Fledgling ebook ISBN: 9781583228043
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Number of Pages: 320 
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Fledgling, Octavia Butler’s last novel, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly un-human needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: she is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire. Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must at the same time learn who wanted—and still wants—to destroy her and those she cares for, and how she can save herself. Fledgling is a captivating novel that tests the limits of "otherness" and questions what it means to be truly human.

블러드차일드

블러드차일드 ebook ISBN: 9788934972181
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Author: N.A
Number of Pages: 282 
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Bloodchild

Bloodchild ebook ISBN: 1472218744
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Number of Pages: 300 
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Set on a distant planet, Bloodchild is award-winning author Octavia E. Butler's shattering meditation on symbiosis, love, power and tough choices. It won the Hugo, Locus, Nebula and Science Fiction Chronicle awards and is widely regarded as one of her greatest works. Perfect for fans of the thrilling Arrival and the works of Ursula Le Guin. 'Butler graces new mansions of thought with her eloquent, distinguished and poignant prose. Although this book is little in size, its ideas are splendidly large' Booklist 'One of the most significant literary artists of the 20th century' Junot Diaz Years ago, a group known as the Terrans left Earth in search of a life free of persecution. Now they live alongside the Tlic, an alien race who face extinction; their only chance of survival is to plant their larvae inside the bodies of the humans. When Gan, a young, boy, is chosen as a carrier of Tlic eggs, he faces an impossible dilemma: can he really help the species he has grown up with, even if it means sacrificing his own life? What readers are saying about BLOODCHILD: 'The best short story I've ever read. Utterly compelling, disturbing, intimate' 'Absolutely amazing. A must-read for Sci-Fi lovers' 'Wonderfully written, masterfully built and oh so thought-provoking, Bloodchild is everything you could wish for in a work of science fiction'

Unexpected Stories

Unexpected Stories ebook ISBN: 9781596069831
Publisher: Subterranean Press
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Number of Pages: 104 
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The Carhullan Army

The Carhullan Army ebook ISBN: 9780571315628
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Author: Sarah Hall
Number of Pages: 224 
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Winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize England is in a state of environmental and economic crisis. Under the repressive regime of The Authority, citizens have been herded into urban centres, and all women of child-bearing age fitted with contraceptive devices. A woman known as 'Sister' leaves her oppressive marriage to join an isolated group of women in a remote northern farm at Carhullan, where she intends to become a rebel fighter. But can she follow their notion of freedom and what it means to fight for it?

Bears Discover Fire and Other Stories

Bears Discover Fire and Other Stories ebook ISBN: 142995681X
Publisher: Macmillan
Author: Terry Bisson
Number of Pages: 256 
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Bears Discover Fire is the first short story collection by the most acclaimed science fiction author of the decade, author of such brilliant novels as Talking Man and Voyage to the Red Planet. It brings together nineteen of Bisson's finest works for the first time in one volume, among them the darkly comic title story, which garnered the field's highest honors, including the Hugo, Nebula, Theodore Sturgeon, and Locus awards.

Kindred

Kindred ebook ISBN: 0807083704
Publisher: Beacon Press
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Number of Pages: 264 
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The visionary author’s masterpiece pulls us—along with her Black female hero—through time to face the horrors of slavery and explore the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now. Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.

Xenogenesis

Xenogenesis ebook ISBN: 9781568650333
Publisher: GuildAmerica Books
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Number of Pages: 726 
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In the aftermath of Earth's final war, Lilith awakens to see a shadowy figure -- Jdahya, one of the Oankali, a race that has decided to save the human race from itself. Lilith learns that the Oankali are gene traders who interbreed with failing species so that both races can survive. Jdahya proposes that Lilith mate with a third sex in their culture, creating human-alien hybrids who do not have humanity's weaknesses. As her new world beckons, Lilith must decide if survival is worth the price.

The Passage (TV Tie-In)

The Passage (TV Tie-In) ebook ISBN: 9780385693707
Publisher: Anchor Canada
Author: Justin Cronin
Number of Pages: 800 
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The first book of the blockbuster trilogy is the basis for the buzzed-about Fox TV series, The Passage, set to premiere in Canada in early 2019. An epic and gripping tale of catastrophe and survival, The Passage is the story of Amy--abandoned by her mother at the age of six, pursued and then imprisoned by the shadowy figures behind a government experiment of apocalyptic proportions. But Special Agent Brad Wolgast, the lawman sent to track her down, is disarmed by the curiously quiet girl and risks everything to save her. As the experiment goes nightmarishly wrong, Wolgast secures her escape--but he can't stop civilization's collapse. And as Amy walks alone, across miles and decades, into a future dark with violence and despair, she is filled with the mysterious and terrifying knowledge that only she has the power to save the ruined world.

Administrator

Administrator ebook ISBN: 9784902075007
Publisher:
Author: 眉村卓,Daniel Jackson
Number of Pages: 220 
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The Administrators are colonial governors trapped between conflicting demands of Federation government, native inhabitants, and Terran colonists. This collection of four novelettes touches on key stages in the development of the Administrator system and the robots designed to support and protect it.

K-Pax

K-Pax ebook ISBN: 9780312701321
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press
Author: Dr. Gene Brewer
Number of Pages: 256 
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Psychiatrist Gene Brewer doesn't have a diagnosis for the mysterious new patient who calls himself "prot" (rhymes with goat). But this strange and likeable man cannot be--as he claims--from the planet K-PAX. Or can he? Prot knows facts about space that are confounding the experts. He is soon revealing Dr. Brewer's own deepest pains and most sublime longings. And his tales of K-PAX have other patients competing to go along with him when he heads "home". Now the doctor is racing the clock to find prot's true identity before he losses a man whose "madness" might just save them all. . . Published in a dozens countries with movie rights sold to the producer of Field of Dreams, K-PAX has touched the hearts and expanded the horizons of readers around the world. It promises to join Robert Heinlein's classic Stranger in a Strange Land as a moving, thought-provoking masterpiece of modern-day fiction.

Parable of the Talents

Parable of the Talents ebook ISBN: 9781888363814
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Number of Pages: 365 
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Lauren Olamina's daughter, Larkin, describes the broken and alienated world of 2032, as war racks the North American continent and an ultra-conservative religious crusader becomes president

Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation ebook ISBN: 9781419728556
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Number of Pages: 256 
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"Based on the novel Kindred by Octavia E. Butler copyright Ã1979"--Title page verso.

Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler

Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler ebook ISBN: 1922101435
Publisher: Twelfth Planet Press
Author: Alexandra Pierce,Mimi Mondal
Number of Pages: 442 
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Luminescent Threads celebrates Octavia E. Butler, a pioneer of the science fiction genre who paved the way for future African American writers and other writers of colour. Original essays and letters sourced and curated for this collection explore Butler’s depiction of power relationships, her complex treatment of race and identity, and her impact on feminism and women in Science Fiction. Follow the luminescent threads that connect Octavia E. Butler and her body of work to the many readers and writers who have found inspiration in her words, and the complex universes she created.