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Old 10-13-2012, 05:57 PM   #49
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Two omnibus editions of Octavia Butler's works from Open Road are $10-11 right now. (The first part of the Xenogenesis Trilogy is today's (10/13) Kindle Daily Deal, but this omnibus edition is about the same total price as each remaining volume's individual price.)

Xenogenesis Trilogy: Dawn / Adulthood Rites / Imago
(packaged as Lilith's Brood)

Amazon $9.99

BN $10.82

Quote:
Butler’s acclaimed Xenogenesis trilogy about humanity’s struggle for survival after nuclear apocalypse, and the alien race that could save the world—or destroy it

The newest stage in human evolution begins in outer space. Survivors of a cataclysmic nuclear war awake to find themselves being studied by the Oankali, tentacle-covered galactic travelers whose benevolent appearance hides their surprising plan for the future of mankind. The Oankali arrive not just to save humanity, but to bond with it—crossbreeding to form a hybrid species that can survive in the place of its human forebears, who were so intent on self-destruction. Some people resist, forming pocket communities of purebred rebellion, but many realize they have no choice. The human species inevitably expands into something stranger, stronger, and undeniably alien.

Butler’s Lilith’s Brood is both a thrilling, provocative meditation on the expansion of the human gene pool and an epic story of how it takes more than DNA to make someone human.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.
Patternist: Wild Seed / Mind of My Mind / Clay's Ark / Patternmaster
(packaged as Seed to Harvest)

Amazon $10.44

BN $10.82

Quote:
The complete Patternist series—Butler’s acclaimed vision of a world transformed by a secret race of telepaths and the violence, intolerance, and plague that follow their rise to power

In the late seventeenth century, two immortals meet in an African forest. Anyanwu is a healer, a three-hundred-year-old woman who uses her wisdom to help those around her. The other is Doro, a malevolent despot who has mastered the power of stealing the bodies of others when his wears out. Together they will change the world.

Over the next three centuries, Doro mounts a colossal selective breeding project, attempting to create a master race of telepaths. He succeeds beyond his wildest dreams, splitting the human race down the middle and establishing a new world order dominated by the most manipulative minds on Earth.

In these four novels, Butler tells the story that began her legendary career: a mythic tale of the transformation of civilization.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.
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