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Adulthood Rites by Octavia E. Butler
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Jul 19, 10

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Read in July, 2010

After finishing the first book in this series, the more I thought about it, the more squicky I felt about the dubious consent issues with the aliens. ("You say no, but I know you really mean yes!")

Luckily there was less of that in this one, and I'm psyched about the turn this has made the series take, since it looks like the next book will focus on one of my favorite scifi topics. I also really enjoy learning more about the Oankali, and all the biological stuff. Less into the whole, "well, men can't be expected to settle down with only ONE WOMAN, or actually help raise a family" thing, or the glimpses of Lilith that we see, bitter and kind of repulsed by her own children. I like the review that said both Akin and Lilith have "characteristics, but not much of a personality".

But overall an enjoyable read and definitely an interesting continuation of the series.
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