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Wild Seed (Patternist, Bk 1)
Wild Seed - Patternist, Bk 1
Author: Octavia E. Butler
HE COULD NOT DIE: — Doro was a mind force who changed bodies like clothes, killing his hosts by reflex--or design. He roamed Earth, gathering the genetic Wild Seed: the tormented, mad thought-readers, seers, and witches. Some he helped. Some he destroyed. But Doro bred, ruled, owned them all. He feared no one--until he met Anyanwu. — SHE COULD NOT...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780445205376
ISBN-10: 0445205377
Publication Date: 12/1/1988
Pages: 279
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 14
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tracymar avatar reviewed Wild Seed (Patternist, Bk 1) on + 407 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Octavia Butler is one of the best women science fiction writers today. Although not as good as as her trilogy, this is still an excellent read. Highly original, with main characters who are immortal and possess superhuman powers, excellent character development. A novel of character rather than action.
reviewed Wild Seed (Patternist, Bk 1) on + 49 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This is an unusual story. I think that Octavia Butler has an amazing imagination! This is the story of two immortal beings: Doro and Anyanwu. They are locked into a struggle for power - Doro takes over by killing; Anyanwu uses her power to create and nurture. Interesting concept!
cammydad avatar reviewed Wild Seed (Patternist, Bk 1) on + 5 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
All of Octavia Butler's books include very unique characters. She is genuinely fresh and creative. I am about halfway thru this novel and am enjoying it immensely.
Tom Cruce
Sarasota, Fl.
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reviewed Wild Seed (Patternist, Bk 1) on + 22 more book reviews
Excellent, excellent book! I don't know why I didn't latch onto Octavia Butler sooner. This is no light, summer read; it will make think.
scorpionvoices avatar reviewed Wild Seed (Patternist, Bk 1) on
This is a hard book for me to gather my thoughts on. I enjoyed it - it was written well, it was absorbing, it was well-paced - yet I can't say that I really liked it. Mostly because there is no clear-cut bad guy, I suppose; the antagonist sways between being a straight up dick and a reasonable, sympathetic character with little to no warning, and definitely no apologies. I had a really hard time with the slavery and rape themes that were so prevalent in this book, not because they were too over the top or explicit, but because they were all too plausible and understandable. All in all this book fell straight into the I-didn't-like-that-I-liked-it category for me. 6/10


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