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Clay's Ark (Patternist, Bk 3)
Clay's Ark - Patternist, Bk 3
Author: Octavia E. Butler
An innocent family, carjacked on a desolate highway, is abducted to a bizarre new world. A world being born in the California desert. — They discover Earth has been invaded by an alien microorganism. The deadly entity attacks like a virus, but survivors of the disease genetically bond with it, developing amazing powers, near-immortality, unnatura...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446603706
ISBN-10: 0446603708
Publication Date: 12/1/1996
Pages: 213
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 39 ratings
Publisher: Aspect
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 3
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imapuma avatar reviewed Clay's Ark (Patternist, Bk 3) on
Helpful Score: 3
I read somewhere that this was not as good as some of her others and that it was too depressing. I actually really like this one as it took off with another of Butler's very original ideas, while still being tied to the other earlier Patternist series books. I think most if not all of her books are rather depressing, but interesting anyway. I think the depressing aspect springs from her work being largely social commentary. I love her writing.

Her writings (date published):

**Xenogenesis Trilogy**
Dawn (1987)
Adulthood Rites(1988)
Imago (1989)

**Patternist Series**
Wild Seed (1980)
Mind of My Mind (1977)
Patternmaster (1976)
Clay's Ark (1984)
Survivor (1978)

Other Works:

Kindred (1976)
Parable of the Sower (1994)
"Speech Sounds" -- appeared in Asminov's Dec. 1983 and Blood Child and Other Stories (1995)
"Blood Child" -- appeared in Asminov's Jun 1984 and Blood Child and Other Stories (1995)
Blood Child and Other Stories (1995)
---Blood Child (1984)
---Evening and the Morning and the Night (1987)
---Near of Kin (1971)
---Speech Sounds (1983)
---Crossover (1971)
---Positive Obsession (1989)
---Furor Scibendi (1993)

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fun4les avatar reviewed Clay's Ark (Patternist, Bk 3) on + 9 more book reviews
Octavia Butler always writes wonderful books, especially about post-apocalyptic America. Highly recommended.


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