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  • Hardcover
  • 248
  • Wild Seed
  • Octavia E. Butler
  • English
  • 02 February 2019
  • 9780385151603

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  1. says:

    “Recently however I began to suspect that calling myself a science fiction critic without having read anything by Octavia Butler bordered on the fraudulent”“Books to Look For” Orson Scott Card I have to thank OSC for the above mentioned article from 1990 which piued my interest for reading Octavia Butler It is strange that I first read Wild Seed in January 2012 I loved it and it made me a lifelong fan of Octavia Butler bu

  2. says:

    Dear Goodreads friendsIf you like to read science fiction fantasy you should get to know Octavia ButlerLoveLynButler’s 1980 novel Wild Seed

  3. says:

    I really don't know where to start with this review Wild Seed is unlike anything I have ever read before but yet it was still very accessible and easy to read I would say this book is a combination of urban fantasy horror historical fiction and fantasy Butler addresses slavery gender roles racial issues sexuality and class issues

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    Butler's sci fi classic has so much to recommend it She is a very talented writer and she creates a mythology and cosmology which are if not uniue then arguably the best developed of their kind Wild Seed is beautiful and lyrical and powerful but the rampant misandry and peculiar romanticization of pre colonial Africa mar it infect it like a virus There is neither subtlety nor nuance in Butler's representation of the two

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    blog | goodreads Most of us don't believe in gods and spirits and devils who must be pleased or feared We have Doro and he's enough What can

  6. says:

    School book this semester was not a fan It gave me the creeps

  7. says:

    A great book I can’t believe that I just discovered Octavia Butler this year She has been one the gems that I have encountered while reading through the NPR list of classic science fiction and fantasy This novel could easily be a stand alone novel but I was intrigued when I realized it was the first in a series—I will be very interested to see where Butler takes the story from hereAlthough this is another book about extraordinarily long

  8. says:

    455As Woolf once said Middlemarch is one of the few English books written for grown ups so too is this one of the

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    Wild Seed Two African immortals battle for supremacy in early AmericaOriginally posted at Fantasy LiteratureWild Seed 1980 was written last in Octavia Butler’s 5 book PATTERNIST series but comes first in chronology The next books by internal chronology are Mind of My Mind 1977 Clay’s Ark 1984 and Patternmaster 1976 Butler was later unsatisfied with Survivor 1978 and elected to not have it reprinted so I will focus on the main 4 volum

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    A uniue fantasy novel that centers around supernaturalsuperhuman characters from Africa The story begins in the time of slavery when slaves were captured and brought to America I found it to be a very uniue and refreshing premise compared to the common tropes of fantasy be they paranormal or TolkeinianThe two central characters and antagonists were interesting personalities One seems to represent the Earth Mother the power of heal

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Wild Seed

S a shapeshifter who can absorb bullets and heal with a kissand savage anyone who threatens those she loves She fears no one — until she meet. School book this semester was not a fan It gave me the creeps

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S Doro From African jungles to the colonies of America Doro and Anyanwu weave together a pattern of destiny that not even immortals can imagin. A great book I can t believe that I just discovered Octavia Butler this year She has been one the gems that I have encountered while reading through the NPR list of classic science fiction and fantasy This novel could easily be a stand alone novel but I was intrigued when I realized it was the first in a series I will be very interested to see where Butler takes the story from hereAlthough this is another book about extraordinarily long life Butler examines it from a very different view point Two very long lived beings encounter one another and despite a relationship that is uneven in power their lives remain entwined There is as interesting exploration of the nature of slavery and the uneven power situation examined much directly in Butler s novel Kindred But what really spoke to me was the contrasting way that Doro and Anyanwu deal with people around themNow I have found over the years that I enjoy my relatives immensely I like spending time with them talking to them regularly and planning events to share with them Anyanwu was my kind of immortal She collected family around herself surrounding herself with children grandchildren great grandchildren etc building a community of relatives all around her and enjoying their company Completely different from Doro who was also surrounded by descendants but looked at them as a farmer would regard his livestock breeding them in an attempt to create people with special abilities including extra long life One doing it out of love the other out of utility I m only guessing but I think that Anne Rice must have read this book it reminds me strongly of her book The Witching Hour where the family of Mayfair women are haunted by a malevolent spirit which nudges them towards the sexual liaisons that would be reuired to produce the ualities it reuired in their children in every bit as calculating a way as Doro manipulates his progeny This is the 151st book that I have read from the NPR list

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Doro is an entity who changes bodies like clothes killing his hosts by reflex — or design He fears no one — until he meets Anyanwu Anyanwu i. Dear Goodreads friendsIf you like to read science fiction fantasy you should get to know Octavia ButlerLoveLynButler s 1980 novel Wild Seed is the first chronological book in her Patternmaster series This details the beginnings of the sub race of humans that will in Patternmaster be set in the far future Butler begins her narrative in 1390 in West Africa where her protagonist Anyanwu meets a strange young man named DoroSo begins a centuries old relationship often rocky between two immortals Anyanwu is a healer and a shape shifter and seems to remain at about 20 years of age though she can take the shape and apparently the DNA makeup of other people and even animals Doro on the other hand turns out to be much older and is a kind of spiritual vampire taking the bodies of his victims and wearing them for a whileThe central conflict of the story is the dynamic opposition between Anyanwu and Doro in regard to Doro s millennia project of breeding a super race Doro who is spirit than man has been gathering people with unusual talents and getting them together so that their talents may be made usable and apparent in the offspring Anyanwu vehemently opposes his methods and his dehumanization of the subjectsAs interesting as this story is and it is uintessential Butler the magnetic tension between Doro and Anyanwu is the gripping central focus of the book And like Milton s Satan Butler s Doro is a fascinatingly complex and intriguing antagonist who displays both god like power and transcendent ennui Anyanwu s humanism and her female relational practicality and leadership offer a vital juxtaposition to Doro s attentive but disassociated deityOn the checklist for SFF books that should be read and a must read for Butler fans


About the Author: Octavia E. Butler

Octavia Estelle Butler was an American science fiction writer one of the best known among the few African American women in the field She won both Hugo and Nebula awards In 1995 she became the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant