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Seed to Harvest by Octavia E. Butler
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Feb 28, 09

Read in February, 2009

I miss Octavia Butler. There are so few writers out there with a voice that's anything like hers, and science fiction could definitely use some. This is a collection of four books from her Patternmaster series (presented in order of events rather than order of publication), which starts with an immortal trying to breed psychic humans so he can steal their bodies and follows the story all the way through to his descendants fighting an extraterrestrial virus that mutates their children. Pretty awesome...I enjoyed all of them (but I liked Patternmaster, the last book here but published first, the least). I love the spiritual tone of her books.

I've read almost everything she's written, and how sad that there won't be more once I finish the rest.
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martha Ooh, I've never read anything of hers and now I'm intrigued. What would you recommend I start with?


Kris martha wrote: "Ooh, I've never read anything of hers and now I'm intrigued. What would you recommend I start with?"

The first one I ever read, and maybe still my favorite, is The Parable of the Sower. It was nominated for a Nebula (the second book in the series won one, the third book wasn't finished before she died) and will give you a good feel for what I like about her stuff.

Read it! I am really interested to hear what you think...




Misty I feel the same way. She is missed.


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