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Butler, Octavia E.

Overview
Works: 162 works in 576 publications in 10 languages and 26,056 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Political fiction  Interviews  Science fiction  History  Horror tales  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3552.U827, 813.54
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Kindred by Octavia E Butler( Book )

48 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,172 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 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 sower by Octavia E Butler( Book )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,231 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 )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 1,764 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. By the author of Parable of the Sower
Fledgling : novel by Octavia E Butler( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,607 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 )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 1,276 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 )

39 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,265 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
Clay's ark by Octavia E Butler( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 987 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
Kindred by Octavia E Butler( )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 918 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
Adulthood rites : xenogenesis by Octavia E Butler( Book )

28 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

30 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 902 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
Dawn : xenogenesis by Octavia E Butler( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 699 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
Patternmaster by Octavia E Butler( Book )

18 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 646 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
Mind of my mind by Octavia E Butler( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and French and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman discovers she has tremendous psychic power The baby’s name is Mary, and her father is immortal. For thousands of years he has orchestrated a selective breeding project, attempting to create a master race capable of controlling others through thought. Most of his attempts have resulted in volatile mutations, but Mary—whom he has raised in the rough part of a Southern California town—is the closest he has come to perfection. If he doesn’t handle her carefully, this greatest experiment will be his last. As Mary comes of age, she begins to grow aware of her psychic powers. And when she learns of her father’s plans for her, she refuses to acquiesce. She challenges him to a psychic war, battling to free her people and set a new course for mankind. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate
Parable of the talents by Octavia E Butler( )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 639 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 )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 557 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. 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
Dawn by Octavia E Butler( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All of humanity must share the world with uncanny, unimaginable alien creatures after war destroys Earth
Fledgling [a novel] by Octavia E Butler( Recording )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fledgling, the late Octavia E. Butler's final 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
Survivor by Octavia E Butler( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xenogenesis by Octavia E Butler( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 350 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
Seed to harvest by Octavia E Butler( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 243 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
 
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Alternative Names
Butler, Ocatvia

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 schrijver

Octavia E. Butler amerikansk skribent

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

Oktavija Batler

Октавия Батлер

Октавија Батлер

اکتاویا باتلر نویسنده آمریکایی

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 seedClay's arkAdulthood rites : xenogenesisImago