Butler, Octavia E.
Most widely held works about Octavia E Butler
Most widely held works by Octavia E Butler
Kindred by Octavia E Butler ( Book )
43 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,904 libraries worldwide
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 across the years to save him. After this first summons, Dana is drawn back, again and again, to the plantation to protect Rufus and ensure that he will grow to manhood and father the daughter who will become Dana's ancestor. Yet each time Dana's sojourns become longer and more dangerous, until it is uncertain whether or not her life will end, long before it has even begun.
Parable of the talents by Octavia E Butler ( Book )
27 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 2,056 libraries worldwide
A Christian fundamentalist group kidnaps children to raise them in Christian homes in this tale of religious intolerance in a future America. The story is told by a woman at the receiving end of their zeal, the founder of a religion which they consider heathen. By the author of Parable of the Sower.
Parable of the sower by Octavia E Butler ( Book )
26 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,901 libraries worldwide
Set thirty years in the future, a young woman suffering from hyperempathy, to feel others' pain as well as her own, makes a dangerous journey north from Southern California.
Fledgling : novel by Octavia E Butler ( Book )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,523 libraries worldwide
A young girl suffering from amnesia wakes up to find that she's actually a middle-aged vampire.
Wild seed by Octavia E Butler ( Book )
28 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,110 libraries worldwide
Doro is an entity who changes bodies like clothes, killing his hosts by reflex or design. He fears no one, until he meets Anyanwu. Anyanwu has also died many times. She can absorb bullets and make medicine with a kiss, give birth to tribes, nurture and heal, and savage anyone who threatens those she loves. She fears no one, until she meets Doro. From African jungles to the colonies of America, Doro and Anyanwu weave together a pattern of destiny that not even immortals can imagine.
Bloodchild and other stories by Octavia E Butler ( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 1,063 libraries worldwide
Novellas and stories from one of the few black women science fiction writers. The title novella is on aliens who use the bodies of humans, men included, to incubate their young, while The Evening and the Morning and the Night is on a disease whose symptom is self-mutilation.
Clay's ark by Octavia E Butler ( Book )
13 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and French and held by 980 libraries worldwide
Imago by Octavia E Butler ( Book )
20 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 864 libraries worldwide
The conclusion of the Xenogenesis trilogy chronicles the life of Jodahs, the offspring of human parents and an alien whose mission is to function as a gene trader in a human world increasingly hostile to aliens.
Dawn : xenogenesis by Octavia E Butler ( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 816 libraries worldwide
Patternmaster by Octavia E Butler ( Book )
11 editions published between 1976 and 1995 in English and held by 640 libraries worldwide
The Patternist is a telepathic race, commanded by the Patternmaster, whose thoughts can destroy, heal, rule. Coransee, son of the ruling Patternmaster, wants the throne and will stop at nothing to get it, including venture into the wild mutant-infested hills to destroy a young apprentice--his equal and his brother. Previously out of print.
Mind of my mind by Octavia E Butler ( Book )
11 editions published between 1977 and 1994 in English and French and held by 636 libraries worldwide
Adulthood rites : xenogenesis by Octavia E Butler ( Book )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 586 libraries worldwide
Lilith's brood by Octavia E Butler ( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 456 libraries worldwide
All of humanity must share the world with uncanny, unimaginable alien creatures after war destroys Earth, in an omnibus edition containing three class science fiction novels--Dawn, Adulthood Rites, and 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 human transformation. Lilith Lyapo 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.
Survivor by Octavia E Butler ( Book )
8 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and French and held by 396 libraries worldwide
Adulthood rites by Octavia E Butler ( Book )
15 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and Finnish and held by 364 libraries worldwide
In the sequel to "Dawn," Akin, the son of Lilith, struggles to cope with his dual human and alien Oankali legacy while preparing for the time of metamorphosis when he will take on the form of future human beings.
Dawn by Octavia E Butler ( Book )
15 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 363 libraries worldwide
Survivors of a nuclear war are rescued by the Oankali, alien genetic traders who expect the humans to assist their evolution by interbreeding. Lilith faces a choice between complete extinction and ensuring the preservation of some human characteristics by accepting the aliens' terms.
Xenogenesis by Octavia E Butler ( Book )
16 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 344 libraries worldwide
The author draws you into a richly imagined future, where the last survivors of mankind face a bitter choice: extinction or evolution. Xenogenesis--the birth of a new human race--shaped by alien vision.
Conversations with Octavia Butler by Octavia E Butler ( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 261 libraries worldwide
Seed to harvest by Octavia E Butler ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
The Patternist series, originally published from 1977-1984, details a secret history continuing into from the Ancient Egyptian period to the far future that involves telepathic mind control and an extraterrestrial plague. A profile of Butler in Black Women in America notes that the themes of the series include "racial and gender-based animosity, the ethical implications of biological engineering, the question of what it means to be human, ethical and unethical uses of power, and how the assumption of power changes people."--Wikipedia
Parable of the sower : Parable of the talents ; Kindred by Octavia E Butler ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
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Butler, Octavia, 1947-2006
Butler, Octavia E., (Octavia Estelle), 1947-
Butler, Octavia Estelle 1947-2006