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Butler, Octavia E.

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Works: 182 works in 546 publications in 4 languages and 24,395 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Political fiction  Interviews  Horror tales 
Roles: Interviewee
Classifications: PS3552.U827, 813.54
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Kindred by Octavia E Butler ( Book )
39 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 3,303 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 )
26 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 2,329 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 )
27 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,843 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 held by 1,669 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 )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 1,398 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 )
35 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,348 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 )
16 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 1,179 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 )
17 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science fiction-roman
Adulthood rites : xenogenesis by Octavia E Butler ( Book )
23 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 1,002 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 )
21 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 982 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
Kindred by Octavia E Butler ( )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 947 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
Patternmaster by Octavia E Butler ( Book )
15 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 743 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 )
13 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young woman discovers she has tremendous psychic powerThe 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 ( )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 661 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 613 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 )
10 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fledgling by Octavia E Butler ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Xenogenesis by Octavia E Butler ( Book )
16 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 340 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 )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complete Patternist series—Butler’s acclaimed vision of a world transformed by a secret race of telepaths and the violence, intolerance, and plague that follow their rise to power In the late seventeenth century, two immortals meet in an African forest. Anyanwu is a healer, a three-hundred-year-old woman who uses her wisdom to help those around her. The other is Doro, a malevolent despot who has mastered the power of stealing the bodies of others when his wears out. Together they will change the world. Over the next three centuries, Doro mounts a colossal selective breeding project, attempting to create a master race of telepaths. He succeeds beyond his wildest dreams, splitting the human race down the middle and establishing a new world order dominated by the most manipulative minds on Earth. In these four novels, Butler tells the story that began her legendary career: a mythic tale of the transformation of civilization. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate
Parable of the sower by Octavia E Butler ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 252 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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Alternative Names
Butler, Ocatvia
Butler, Octavia, 1947-2006
Butler, Octavia E., (Octavia Estelle), 1947-
Butler, Octavia Estelle.
Butler, Octavia Estelle 1947-2006
バトラー, オクテイヴィア
Languages
English (361)
Italian (2)
Spanish (1)
French (1)
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