Lilith's Brood

Lilith's Brood

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Lilith Lyapo is in the Andes, mourning the death of her family, when war destroys Earth. Centuries later, she is resurrected, by miraculously powerful unearthly beings, the Oankali. Driven by an irresistible need to heal others, the Oankali are rescuing our dying planet by merging genetically with mankind. But Lilith and all humanity must now share the world with uncanny, unimaginably alien creatures: Their own children. This is their story.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central, 2000, c1989
Edition: 1st trade ed
ISBN: 9780446676106
0446676101
Branch Call Number: SF BUTLER 2000
Characteristics: 746 p. ; 21 cm

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"When Lilith wakes again and again in a featureless room after a world-destroying war, she speculates it is the Soviets who are experimenting with her. However, her captors are the true other: aliens." --My Librarian Rachael.

Lilith is in the Andes, mourning the death of her family, when war destroys Earth. Centuries later she is resurrected by powerful aliens, the Oankali. Originally published in separate volumes as the Xenogenesis trilogy.

Lilith is in the Andes, mourning the death of her family, when war destroys Earth. Centuries later she is resurrected by powerful aliens, the Oankali. Originally published in separate volumes as the Xenogenesis trilogy.

When Lilith wakes again and again in a featureless room after a world-destroying war, she speculates it is the Soviets who are experimenting with her. However, her captors are the true other: aliens.

Centuries after nuclear apocalypse, Lilith discovers the Oankali have rescued her from earth. The price? Interbreeding with their tentacled race who have drastically different ideas about gender and race.


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Lynxwyze
Dec 24, 2016

I can't say enough good about Lilith's Brood and Octavia Butler's works in general. Her prose is very good (always important to me) but her characters and the situations they face are really amazing. She explores the "light" and "dark" sides of love, family, and social bonds from angles I've never seen in any other writer's works. Soul-torturing choices between loyalties that go as deep as any Greek tragedy, and a perspective on the inherently coercive nature of society, make her work creatively disturbing and provocative. I RECOMMEND YOU READ ALL OF HER WORK!

Profoundly disturbing and insightful. These characters confront situations in which there are no right choices, where even the concept of free choice is brought into question, and yet they continue to live and take action. Butler offers no easy or clear moral answers.

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sat7
Apr 21, 2016

This is an outstanding work. Articulate, compelling, honest. Highly recommended !!!

Amandatoryrant Jul 09, 2012

Octavia Butler is an addictive writer. Her words & worlds burrow into your mind. Under appreciated in my opinion.

I noted over 16 in the age recommendation because she is complex and I don't think the story would appeal to younger readers, not that there is anything inappropriate.

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Amandatoryrant Jul 09, 2012

Amandatoryrant thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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