1. Bloodchild

    And Other Stories

    Octavia E. Butler

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    Six extraordinary stories from the author of Kindred, a master of modern science fiction—including a Hugo and Nebula award–winning novella.

    Octavia E. Butler’s classic “Bloodchild,” winner of both the Nebula and Hugo awards, anchors this collection of incomparable stories and essays. “Bloodchild” is set on a distant planet where human children spend their lives preparing to become hosts for the offspring of the alien Tlic. Sometimes the procedure is harmless, but often it is not. Also included is the Hugo Award–winning “Speech Sounds,” about a near future in which humans must adapt after an apocalyptic event robs them of their ability to speak. “The Evening and the Morning and the Night,” another esteemed title in this collection, is a Nebula Award finalist. In these pages, Butler shows us life on Earth and amongst the stars, telling her tales with characteristic imagination and clarity. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.
  2. Pub Date
    07/24/2012
    Publisher
    Open Road Integrated Media
    ISBN13
    9781453263662
    Format
    Ebook

Editorial Reviews

  • “Perfection itself.” —Junot Díaz

  • “Eloquent, distinguished, and poignant. . . . Although this book is little in size, its ideas and aims are splendidly large.” —Booklist “An outstanding short story collection. . . . [Butler] readily transcends the perceived stylistic limitations of the genre.” —St. Petersburg Times “The title story is justly famous . . . splendid pieces, set forth in calm, lucid prose with never a word wasted.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Octavia E. Butler

Octavia E. Butler (1947–2006) was a bestselling and award-winning author, considered one of the best science fiction writers of her generation. She received both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, and in 1995 became the first author of science fiction to receive a MacArthur Fellowship. She was also awarded the prestigious PEN Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000.