Wild Seed

Wild Seed

Book - 2001
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"Anyanwu is all that is female: She can birth tribes, heal with kisses, and transform into anything she forces herself to be. Doro is all that is male: He possesses, seduces, hunts, and kills raising armies and bending empires to his will. One cannot die, the other cannot be killed. They are all that is human and far more. This is the story of their passion and ambition, of a love and hatred that endures from ancient Kush to modern California. And in their mating battle burns the destiny of the world"--Cover p. [4].
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, [2001]
ISBN: 9780446676977
0446676977
Branch Call Number: SF BUTLER 2001
Characteristics: 306 p. ; 21 cm

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Anyanwu is all that is female: She can birth tribes, heal with kisses, and transform into anything she forces herself to be. Doro is all that is male: He possesses, seduces, hunts, and kills raising armies and bending empires to his will. One cannot die, the other cannot be killed.


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gabrielsoligo
May 22, 2017

Butler is so important to the history of Sci-Fi and WOC's prominency in that genre. Wild Seed is a very neatly packaged entry point for new readers and a reminder to returning readers of how truly expert she is at storytelling! Loved it.

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humming
May 04, 2017

Strange but thought provoking -- explores various cultural/historical/current norms while providing an amazing tale of the struggle to not just survive but to do your best to be true to your values while opening up to your heart.

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rswcove
Sep 21, 2015

That I am writing only the second review of this little masterpiece in the database is a disservice to the genre. I consider this book, along with Dune and The Dark Tower, to be one of the great works of Speculative Fiction. Tightly woven and intensely personal, this is not the archetypal vagueness of Harry Potter or Star Wars reaching everyone through broad strokes of a brush. This is seeing the universe in a grain of sand, discerning the universal from an devoted examination of the personal. It is well worth the read.

vernah Jun 15, 2011

Majestic tale of the conflict between woman and man.

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