Bloodchild and Other Stories

ISBN-10: 1583226982
ISBN-13: 9781583226988
Edition: 2nd 2005
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Description: Octavia Butler is the author of eleven novels, including "Kindred, "Dawn, and "Parable of the Sower. Recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant, the Nebula Award, the Hugo Award and numerous other literary awards, she has been acclaimed for  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication date: 10/4/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.04" wide x 7.25" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Octavia Butler is the author of eleven novels, including "Kindred, "Dawn, and "Parable of the Sower. Recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant, the Nebula Award, the Hugo Award and numerous other literary awards, she has been acclaimed for her lean prose, strong protagonists, and social observations that range from the distant past to the far future. Bloodchild "An outstanding short story collection...[Butler] is an impressive writer whose work displays how science fiction readily transcends the perceived stylistic limitations of the genre."-"St. Petersburg Times ""Bloodchild is a compelling and horrifying novella...[by an]exceptionally talented writer."-"Publishers Weekly "The title story is justly famous...splendid pieces, set forth in calm, lucid prose with never a word wasted."-"Kirkus Reviews "Butler graces new mansions of thought with her eloquent, distinguished, and poignant prose. Although this book is little in size, its ideas and aims are splendidly large."-"Booklist This "New York Times Notable Book of the Year includes the Hugo and Nebula awards-winner "Bloodchild and the Hugo Award-winner "Speech Sounds.

Science-fiction writer and novelist Octavia Estelle Butler was born in Pasadena, California, on June 22, 1947. She earned as Associate of Arts degree from Pasadena City College in 1968 and later attended California State University and the University of California. Her first novel, Patternmaster, was the first in a series about a society run by a group of telepaths who are mentally linked to one another. She explored the topics of race, poverty, politics, religion, and human nature in her works. She won a Hugo Award in 1984 for her short story Speech Sounds and a Hugo Award and Nebula Award in 1985 for her novella Bloodchild. She received a MacArthur Grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The award pays $295,000 over a five-year period to creative people who push the boundaries of their fields. She died in Lake Forest Park, Washington on February 24, 2006 at the age of 58.

Preface
Stories
Bloodchild
The Evening and the Morning and the Night
Near of Kin
Speech Sounds
Crossover
Two Essays
Positive Obsession
Furor Scribendi
New Stories
Amnesty
The Book of Martha

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