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Seed to Harvest by Octavia E. Butler
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Mar 25, 09

bookshelves: science-fiction
Recommended for: People who like Storm Constantine's Wraethu books
Read in March, 2009, read count: 1

This is a collection of four novels which tell the story of two different tribes of altered humans. Butler is an excellent writer, but I probably would not have picked up the second book if the entire series had not been bound together. They are not exactly pleasant reading.

The stories focus on fascinating, sometimes tragic, and often unlikeable characters struggling to understand and come to terms with their dangerous gifts and survive in very bleak societies. In both cases, the changes which define a tribe also bring about a drive to exploitation, compulsive breeding, and the forced assimilation of others.

As the centuries pass and both new races grow in secret, ordinary human beings slowly become assimilated into or dominated by the new breeds -- and the two new races are on a collision course for ultimate control of the planet.
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