Lilith s Brood

Author: Octavia E. Butler
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781453271728
Release Date: 2012-07-24
Genre: Fiction

Three novels in one volume: the acclaimed science fiction trilogy about an alien species that could save humanity after nuclear apocalypse—or destroy it. The newest stage in human evolution begins in outer space. Survivors of a cataclysmic nuclear war awake to find themselves being studied by the Oankali, tentacle-covered galactic travelers whose benevolent appearance hides their surprising plan for the future of mankind. The Oankali arrive not just to save humanity, but to bond with it—crossbreeding to form a hybrid species that can survive in the place of its human forebears, who were so intent on self-destruction. Some people resist, forming pocket communities of purebred rebellion, but many realize they have no choice. The human species inevitably expands into something stranger, stronger, and undeniably alien. From Hugo and Nebula award–winning author Octavia Butler, Lilith’s Brood is both a thrilling, epic adventure of man’s struggle to survive after Earth’s destruction, and a provocative meditation on what it means to be human. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.

Octavia E Butler Xenogenesis Lilith s Brood

Author: John Lennard
Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks
ISBN:
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

Octavia Butler’s premature and sudden death in 2006 has been very widely lamented, unhappily confirming her influence as a vital African-American and female pioneer in SF. Xenogenesis (retitled Lilith’s Brood in 2000) is one of Butler’s most important works, and comprises the novels Dawn (1987), Adulthood Rites (1988), and Imago (1989). The Notes cover Octavia Butler’s life and work; the background and structure of the trilogy; (Black) SF in relation to race and gender; the tradition of dystopias; and the work in genetics that is central to the plot. The Annotations pay special attention to the feminist and racial critique of human behaviour, and to the scientific and religious themes that develop throughout the trilogy. Each of the three novels is dealt with book-by-book and chapter-by-chapter. An Essay, called ‘The Strange Determination of Octavia Butler’, considers the trilogy’s two very different umbrella-titles and Butler’s unusual use of genetic science, especially the discovery of mitochondrial DNA, to critique racial essentialism. It also argues for her use of cellular organelles as an metaphor for the African Diaspora driven by slavery. The Bibliography provides a complete listing of works by Octavia Butler, including short stories and work published on-line. It also has sections detailing works about ‘Octavia Butler and SF’ and ‘Useful Reference Works’.

Dawn

Author: Octavia E. Butler
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781453263679
Release Date: 2012-07-24
Genre: Fiction

An alien race calls on one woman to revive mankind after Earth’s apocalypse in this science fiction classic from the award-winning author of Parable of the Sower. Lilith Iyapo has just lost her husband and son when atomic fire consumes Earth—the last stage of the planet’s final war. Hundreds of years later Lilith awakes, deep in the hold of a massive alien spacecraft piloted by the Oankali—who arrived just in time to save humanity from extinction. They have kept Lilith and other survivors asleep for centuries, as they learned whatever they could about Earth. Now it is time for Lilith to lead them back to her home world, but life among the Oankali on the newly resettled planet will be nothing like it was before. The Oankali survive by genetically merging with primitive civilizations—whether their new hosts like it or not. For the first time since the nuclear holocaust, Earth will be inhabited. Grass will grow, animals will run, and people will learn to survive the planet’s untamed wilderness. But their children will not be human. Not exactly. Featuring strong and compelling characters and exploring complex themes of gender and species, Octavia E. Butler presents a powerful, postapocalyptic interplanetary epic, as well as a ray of hope for humanity. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.

Adulthood Rites Lilith s Brood Book Two

Author: Octavia E. Butler
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781472214768
Release Date: 2014-03-27
Genre: Fiction

Lilith Iyapo has given birth to what looks like a normal human boy, Akin. But his genealogy is complicated and includes an alien race that rescued humanity from a devastating nuclear war. The price the Oankali exact is a high one - they are compelled to genetically merge their species with other races, drastically altering both in the process. On a rehabilitated Earth, this new race is emerging, living alongside the 'pure' humans who choose to resist the aliens and the salvation they offer. These resisters are sterilized so that they cannot reproduce the genetic defect that drives humanity to destroy itself. When the resisters kidnap young Akin, the Oankali choose to leave the child with his captors. Will Akin give the resisters back their fertility and freedom, even though they will only destroy themselves again?

Imago Lilith s Brood Book Three

Author: Octavia E. Butler
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781472214782
Release Date: 2014-03-27
Genre: Fiction

Child of the Earth and stars, Jodahs can shapeshift, heal the maimed, cure cancer ... and create contagion with every breath. The child is an ooloi, a being beyond gender, born with the alien Oankali power to mix pure DNA within its body. But Jodahs is also the first ooloi born to a human mother, and its destiny is unknown. The futures if both humans and Oankali rest in one young being's successful metamorphosis into adulthood. Jodahs can become a mad, living plague - or a bridge of peace. Its challenge is to reconcile its galactic heritage of gene trading with the rage of a people facing a terrifying dilemma. For human children will inherit the universe only if they lose all that makes them human.

Bodies of Tomorrow

Author: Sherryl Vint
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802090522
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Social Science

Bodies of Tomorrow argues for the importance of challenging visions of humanity in the future that overlook our responsibility as embodied beings connected to a material world.

Ethnic Literatures and Transnationalism

Author: Aparajita Nanda
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317683179
Release Date: 2014-11-13
Genre: Literary Criticism

As new comparative perspectives on race and ethnicity open up, scholars are identifying and exploring fresh topics and questions in an effort to reconceptualize ethnic studies and draw attention to nation–based approaches that may have previously been ignored. This volume, by recognizing the complexity of cultural production in both its diasporic and national contexts, seeks a nuanced critical approach in order to look ahead to the future of transnational literary studies. The majority of the chapters, written by literary and ethnic studies scholars, analyze ethnic literatures of the United States which, given the nation’s history of slavery and immigration, form an integral part of mainstream American literature today. While the primary focus is literary, the chapters analyze their specific topics from perspectives drawn from several disciplines, including cultural studies and history. This book is an exciting and insightful resource for scholars with interests in transnationalism, American literature and ethnic studies.

Bloodchild

Author: Octavia E. Butler
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781472218742
Release Date: 2014-03-13
Genre: Fiction

Years ago a group known as the Terrans left Earth in search of a life free of persecution. Now they live alongside the Tlic, an alien race who face extinction; their only chance of survival is to plant their larvae inside the bodies of the humans. When Gan, a young, boy, is chosen as a carrier of Tlic eggs, he faces an impossible dilemma: can he really help the species he has grown up with, even if it means sacrificing his own life? Bloodchild is Octavia E. Butler’s shattering meditation on symbiosis, love, power and tough choices. It won the Hugo, Locus, Nebula and Science Fiction Chronicle awards and is widely regarded as one of her greatest works.

Die Genh ndler

Author: Octavia E. Butler
Publisher:
ISBN: 3453148975
Release Date: 1999
Genre:

Als die Oankali die Menschheit auf der verseuchten Erde entdecken, fällen sie eine vernichtendes Urteil: Diese Spezies darf sich nicht weiter fortpflanzen. - Science-fiction-Roman.

Lilith s Redemption

Author: Gideon Hodge
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781453572665
Release Date: 2012-12-04
Genre: Fiction

Lilith, core of the ancient legend that goes back to the beginning of time itself. Lilim, the half demons, descended from Lilith, the demon mother. Lilith is connected to the entire history of humanity, and she is bound with mankind's ultimate fate. Before there was Eve, there was Adam and Lilith.In a place where business declined, poverty spread and crime rose, the city, devoid of sustenance elsewhere, fed upon its own. A city that has died long ago is just the place more solitary creatures of the night love. Little do these night predators know they would become prey to a huntress who is not what she seems. Author Gideon Hodge weaves a dark web of fantasy about Lilith's Redemption.Laylah Rodriquez, Lilith's human counterpart has taken to the streets, hunting Lilith's dark brood. Meanwhile, Detective Brian Canterbury is on the trail of grisly murders that leads him on the trail of this mysterious beauty. Paul Winters, pious hunter for the Church has taken to hunting down these same demons and finds the mother of all demons in his sites. Can Laylah stay ahead of the law and the Church while trying to end the cycle of horror and violence her counterpart began so long ago?

The Role of Nature in the Works of Octavia Butler

Author: Robin Rockensüß
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783640228645
Release Date: 2008-12-09
Genre: Literary Collections

Examination Thesis from the year 2008 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Dortmund, 67 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The science fiction (SF) writer Octavia Estelle Butler (1947-2006) was a pioneer in many ways. She won several Hugo and Nebula awards and was critically acclaimed as the most successful and most gifted female African-American author in a genre that is still mostly dominated by white males. Butler had been publishing stories since the early 1970s, imaginatively addressing issues such as slavery, race and gender in a science fiction environment – including elements of time traveling as in Kindred (1979) and telepathy and extraterrestrials in the Patternist series (1976-1984), which is made up of five novels and was republished in 2007 as the compilation Seed to Harvest. The Patternist stories already contain references to biological alterations of bodies and somatic mutations. 1987 marks the publication of Dawn, the first volume of the Xenogenesis triology which was also republished after Butler’s death in the compilation Lilith’s Brood. The series advances the idea of biological engineering to modern genetics in the same year when a committee of the National Academy of Sciences stated that organisms altered or created by the combination of genes between species pose no hazards to the natural environment and are “virtually risk free or have risk-to-benefit ratios well within acceptable bounds” (Schmeck 1987). Within the next two years, Dawn was followed by the sequels Adulthood Rites (1988) and Imago (1989). The two novels continued the scenario of a post-apocalyptic civilization and a world controlled by peaceful, yet intrusive extraterrestrial hybrids. In the trilogy Butler considered the overall consequences for nature, humanity and civilization by extrapolating from actual scientific and social developments. This approach can also be detected in the near-future dystopia of the Parable series.

Deleuze and Sex

Author: Frida Beckman
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748688999
Release Date: 2011-07-07
Genre: Philosophy

Applies Deleuze's philosophical ideas, such as the body-machine and becoming, to sex. These 12 new essays develop a fresh philosophical approach to the study of sex and sexuality as practice. The contributors pursue the restricting as well as the liberating force of sex in relation to a spread of themes and subjects including the limits of the human, bacteria, death, disability and animality.

Imago

Author: Octavia E. Butler
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641175283
Release Date: 2015-07-30
Genre: Fiction

Eine Brücke zwischen den Welten Jodahs ist ein Konstruierter, halb Mensch, halb Oankali. Er wurde von den Ooloi geschaffen, Angehörige des dritten Geschlechts der Oankali, die die Fähigkeit haben, genetische Veränderungen vorzunehmen. Nicht alle Menschen waren jedoch glücklich über das Eingreifen der fremdartigen Oankali, und die Vermischung der beiden Spezies lief nicht unproblematisch. Jodahs ist ein Kind zweier Welten – und durch seine Augen könnten die Menschen endlich die Oankali besser verstehen lernen. Doch sind die Menschen wirklich bereit zu diesem Schritt?