Bloodchild: And Other Stories
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Bloodchild: And Other Stories

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Six remarkable stories from a master of modern science fictionOctavia E. Butler’s classic “Bloodchild,” winner of both the Nebula and Hugo awards, anchors this collection of incomparable stories and essays. “Bloodchild” is set on a distant planet where human children spend their lives preparing to become hosts for the offspring of the alien Tlic. Sometimes the procedure is...more
ebook, 145 pages
Published July 24th 2012 by Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy (first published 1995)
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Lori
Jun 29, 2014 Lori rated it 4 of 5 stars
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This has been a good read. I didn't know anything about Butler before picking up this collection because the title story was a Hugo winner. Butler was probably the first female African American sci-fi writer, and still one of only a handful of black writers in sci-fi. Her stories are succinct and thoughtful, usually focusing on biological and anthropological issues. She's more known for her novels, which I haven't read.

In addition to the short stories, this collection includes two fantastic ess...more
Oyster
After earning two of the most coveted awards of the genre, the “grand dame of science fiction” didn’t stop there: she was also awarded a MacArthur Genius Award. The stories here reveal the pitfalls of human nature, even when they’re set on distant planets. Genius, indeed.
Mike
Jun 04, 2014 Mike rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Best work of fiction I've read this year. I'd forgotten how much I enjoy science fiction and short stories.
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Octavia Estelle Butler was an American science fiction writer, one of the best-known among the few African-American women in the field. She won both Hugo and Nebula awards. In 1995, she became the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Grant.
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