Book Reviews of Dawn (Xenogenesis, Bk 1)

Dawn (Xenogenesis, Bk 1)
Dawn - Xenogenesis, Bk 1
Author: Octavia E. Butler
ISBN-13: 9780445207790
ISBN-10: 0445207795
Publication Date: 8/3/1989
Pages: 248
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Dawn (Xenogenesis, Bk 1) on + 76 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Humans came very close to wiping themselves out in a nuclear war, but the survivors were saved by the Oankali, for a price. The Oankali are determined to interbreed, and in a single generation there will be no more humans. Through the eyes of aliens, and by comparison, Butler gives a deeply insightful look at what it means to be human.
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Helpful Score: 1
Really interesting tale of psychology, adaption, and evolution, all wrapped up in an alien invasion and conquering through genetic manipulation. I'm not a fan of really "hard" science fiction. I get lost in the science part ;) However, this book doesn't go so far into science "fact" and remains well based in the "fiction". Well worth reading and is a book you'll probably end up thinking about afterwards, even if you didn't think you would. I read this for a literature class at university and kept it afterwards. I've re-read it several times and have now somehow ended up with two copies, so I'm passing one on.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very interesting view of human-alien interaction.
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Interesting book. A new human/alien concept.
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Great book for the Sci Fi lover. A must read when I was in college, but I really enjoyed it later in life. The story of gray aliens and their interaction with humans.