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Dawn

Butler, Octavia E.

(Book - 1997)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Dawn
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Lilith lyapo awoke from a centuries-long sleep to find herself aboard the vast spaceship of the Oankali. Creatures covered in writhing tentacles, the Oankali had saved every surviving human from a dying, ruined Earth. They healed the planet, cured cancer, increased strength, and were now ready to help Lilith lead her people back to Earth--but for a price.

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Publisher: New York : Warner Books, 1997, c1987
ISBN: 9780446603775
0446603775
Branch Call Number: SF BUTLER 1997
Characteristics: 248 p. ;,21 cm

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Post-apocalyptic earth struggles to gain the upper hand after an alien race shows up and starts helping to "fix" humanity. Adult.


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Jun 09, 2012
  • NH550 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I'm not much of a sci-fi reader, but I love Octavia Butler's writing. Her books are incredibly intelligent and thought-provoking, while still being accessible and entertaining.
_Dawn_ is no exception. This is the story of Lilith, who was rescued from Earth when nuclear war ended life there. Now she must learn about those who rescued her, and what life will be like as a new species dawns.

Feb 22, 2012
  • Incarnadine rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An incredible SF trilogy in one volume!
This is one of the series I'd recommend that people start with if they are new to Octavia Butler.
This trilogy features aliens, healing and loss in a post-apocalyptic earth, natural genetic modification, and questions about what is unique about humans. A fantastic series, with unforgettable characters and ideas!

Sep 20, 2011
  • bibliophage91 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is trilogy. The first book is 'Dawn' - Lilith – according to C.S. Lewis, wasn’t she Adam’s first, demon/djinn wife? Or, look at this Lilith as an Eve parallel. Djwhatsit is the snake, and there’s even a fruit, though I think it was a banana. This was a really a fast read - surreal.
Adulthood Rites - as the protagonists become less human, a bit harder to identify.
Imago - my least favorite of the three, but I still recommend you read it.

Aug 17, 2011
  • a2z rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

If you love SciFi, you will LOVE Octavia Butler. Her stories are so imaginative, thorough, and VERY well-written.
This is a compilation of the three books in this series. If you decide to get them one at a time, start with "Dawn."

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