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Octavia E. Butler was the first black woman to come to international prominence as a science fiction writer. Incorporating powerful, spare language and rich, well-developed characters, her work tackled race, gender, religion, poverty, power, politics, and science in a way that touched readers of all backgrounds. Butler was a towering figure in life and in her art and the world noticed; highly acclaimed by reviewers, she received numerous awards, including a MacArthur "genius" grant, both the Hugo and Nebula awards, the Langston Hughes Medal, as well as a PEN Lifetime Achievement award. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
One can not deny that Octavia Butler has a gift for writing. But she also seems to have a voyeuristic and rather prudish attitude towards sex, which turned a good premise to a... Read morePublished on May 11 2004 by lucky_kari
Good book; several layers of reference, including gender dynamics, the Old Testament, and even a touch of the conflict between vampires and werewolves. Read morePublished on April 1 2004 by Eva-Lise Carlstrom
Wild Seed was the first of her books read. After reading WS I was HOOKED. I ran out and bought the Xenogenesis series. The follow ups to WS and the only Parable book they had. Read morePublished on Feb. 14 2004 by DivaMagnus
This is probably one of my favorite books of all time! I've re-read it at least 3 times now and everytime that I do, I just get lost in the world that Octavia Butler created. Read morePublished on Jan. 30 2004 by smayo
Wild Seed is nothing short of outstanding. I've read it several times over the past decade, and find it more compelling each time. Read morePublished on Nov. 18 2003 by Michael Thomas
This is something I don't say often...but I loved this book. Unabashedly loved it. There's nothing I didn't like about it. The writing was amazing. Read morePublished on Aug. 20 2003
This is a book that I really wanted to like. The premise is interesting and the characters have real depth. Read morePublished on Aug. 3 2003 by Gary Riley
This is the first Octavia Butler book I read and I loved it. Its a very different sort of sci-fi/fantasy and incredibly original. Read morePublished on July 11 2003 by Eric P. Medlock
This is a great introduction to the world of Octavia Butler. It you are a sci-fi fan, you don't want to miss this one.Published on July 8 2003 by Ms. Pam