E.J. Randolph
E.J. Randolph asked:

I like the fact Octavia Butler poses a couple major questions in her book. Are humans irredeemable? Should they be given a chance? It seems to me she answers it in the affirmative against her better judgement. What do you think?

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Mel I think that despite the fact that they have no way of knowing if the humans will repeat their mistakes or be able to eliminate their problematic gene's through mating, to me it seemed like she was saying that no group or species has the right to make that decision. It must be something earned by humans, or they destroy themselves, but it is no one else's choice to make. - That was my take on it, even though they already had that chance once, perhaps that would be enough to show them the severity of the problem.

I suppose I'll see in the next book!
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