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Bloodchild and Other Stories
Bloodchild and Other Stories
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Bloodchild and Other Stories is renowned author Octavia E. Butler's only collection of shorter work and features the Hugo and Nebula award-winning stories "Bloodchild" and "Speech Sounds." These works of the imagination are parables of the contemporary world. Butler proves constant in her vigil, an unblinking pes...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781583226988
ISBN-10: 1583226982
Publication Date: 10/2005
Pages: 224
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.

4.7 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 4
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Helpful Score: 2
Octavia Butler is the first black woman short-story writer to have been published. I have not had the pleasure of reading her other works, but Blood Child is a book I'd recommend to anyone that likes a little twist to their "nighttime" stories!

She can not only take the unreal and make it seem perfectly normal, but can take the perfectly normal and make it jaw-dropping when you least expect it!
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Helpful Score: 1
I think that everything Butler ever wrote deserves 5 stars.

This book is much too short (as was Butler's time on this earth).
It includes five previously published stories, an autobiographical essay, an essay on writing, and two new-to-this book stories.
As well, it includes brief 'afterwords' by Butler about each piece.

Everything in the book is superb, thought-provoking and fascinating.


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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