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Butler, Octavia E.

Overview
Works: 175 works in 639 publications in 13 languages and 27,423 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Science fiction  Political fiction  Political fiction  Time-travel fiction  Juvenile works  Young adult works  Interviews  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3552.U827, 813.54
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Kindred by Octavia E Butler( Book )

56 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,323 WorldCat member 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 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
Parable of the sower by Octavia E Butler( Book )

41 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,341 WorldCat member 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
Parable of the talents : a novel by Octavia E Butler( Book )

31 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 1,767 WorldCat member 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
Fledgling : novel by Octavia E Butler( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl suffering from amnesia wakes up to find that she's actually a middle-aged vampire
Bloodchild and other stories by Octavia E Butler( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 1,300 WorldCat member 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
Wild seed by Octavia E Butler( Book )

42 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,266 WorldCat member 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
Dawn : xenogenesis by Octavia E Butler( Book )

26 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human race, now infertile, fights to maintain its identity when the alien species, Oankali, offers to trade genetic material and bioengineering at the price of metamorphosing a new kind of being
Clay's ark by Octavia E Butler( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and French and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a frightening near future, an alien disease is poised to become a devastating global epidemic, unless someone can stop it
Imago by Octavia E Butler( Book )

30 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 899 WorldCat member 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
Adulthood rites : xenogenesis by Octavia E Butler( Book )

29 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told in the haunting voice of Lilith, the heroine of "Dawn," this book is thestory of Lilith's only son, Akin. Though he resembles a normal human, Akin isthe first "construct"--part man/part alien
Kindred by Octavia E Butler( )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dana, a modern African-American woman, is is snatched abruptly from her home in 1976 California and transported to the antebellum South in order to save the life of a white slave owner
Mind of my mind by Octavia E Butler( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and French and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For four thousand years, an immortal has spread the seeds of an evolutionary master race, using the downtrodden of the underclass as his private breeding stock. But now a young ghetto telepath has found the way to awaken-- and rule-- her superhuman kind, igniting a psychic battle from L.A. mansions to South Central slums, as she challenges her creator for the right to free her people... And enslave the Earth."--Publisher description
Patternmaster by Octavia E Butler( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 636 WorldCat member 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
Parable of the talents by Octavia E Butler( )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environmental devastation and economic chaos have turned America into a land of depravity. Taking advantage of the situation, a zealous bigot wins his way into the White House. Lauren Olamina leads a new faith group directly opposed to the new government. This is the story of the group's struggle to preserve its vision
Lilith's brood by Octavia E Butler( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member 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 )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and French and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xenogenesis by Octavia E Butler( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Fledgling by Octavia E Butler( Recording )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Seed to harvest by Octavia E Butler( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Patternist novels details a secret history continuing from the Ancient Egyptian period to the far future that involves telepathic mind control and an extraterrestrial plague
Parable of the sower by Octavia E Butler( Recording )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forced to flee an America where anarchy and violence have completely taken over, empath Lauren Olamina--who can feel the pain of others and is crippled by it--becomes a prophet carrying the hope of a new world and a new faith christened "Earthseed."
 
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Fledgling : novel
Alternative Names
Butler, Ocatvia

Butler, Octavia

Butler, Octavia 1947-2006

Butler, Octavia E. 1947- (Octavia Estelle)

Butler, Octavia E., (Octavia Estelle), 1947-

Butler, Octavia Estelle

Butler, Octavia Estelle 1947-2006

Octavia Butler amerikansk författare

Octavia Butler autrice di fantascienza statunitense

Octavia E. Butler Amerikaans schrijfster

Octavia E. Butler Amerikaans schrijver

Octavia E. Butler amerikansk skribent

Octavia E. Butler auteur de romans de science fiction

Octavia E. Butler US-amerikanische Science-Fiction-Autorin

Oktavija Batler

Октавия Батлер

Октавија Батлер

אוקטביה א. באטלר

اکتاویا باتلر نویسنده آمریکایی

버틀러, 옥타비아 1947-2006

オクティヴィア・E・バトラー

バトラー, オクテイヴィア

奥克塔维娅·E·巴特勒

奥克塔维娅·E·巴特勒 octavia e butler

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Parable of the sowerParable of the talents : a novelFledgling : novelBloodchild and other storiesWild seedDawn : xenogenesisClay's arkImago