Bloodchild and Other Stories

Bloodchild and Other Stories Review

A perfect introduction for new readers and a must-have for avid fans, this New York Times Notable Book includes "Bloodchild," winner of both the Hugo and the Nebula awards and "Speech Sounds," winner of the Hugo Award. Appearing in print for the first time, "Amnesty" is a story of a woman named Noah who works to negotiate the tense and co-dependent relationship between humans and a species of invaders. Also new to this collection is "The Book of Martha" which asks: What would you do if God granted you the ability—and responsibility—to save humanity from itself?
Like all of Octavia Butler’s best writing, these works of the imagination are parables of the contemporary world. She proves constant in her vigil, an unblinking pessimist hoping to be proven wrong, and one of contemporary literature’s strongest voices.

Title:Bloodchild and Other Stories
Edition Language:English

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  • Kevin Ansbro

    "Those whom we love are often the most alien to us." —Christopher PaoliniMy review centres on Bloodchild, the better-known segment in this anthology - an extremely short sci-fi story, recommended t...

  • Cecily

    “My last night of childhood began with a visit home.”The short sci-fi/horror-lite story of the title, Bloodchild, opens thus. You know something significant, and probably not good, will happen. Bu...

  • Apatt

    “I believed I was ugly and stupid, clumsy, and socially hopeless. I also thought that everyone would notice these faults if I drew attention to myself. I wanted to disappear. I hid out in a big pink...

  • Emily  O

    Bloodchild is a collection of short stories by the famous science-fiction writer Octavia Butler. The problem with most short story collections is that they are usually a mixed bag, populated with most...

  • Kimber Silver

    "Once you go alien, you really do never go back."—Gini KochBloodchild outlines a symbiotic relationship between earthlings (Terrans) and the Tlic, native inhabitants of a new world that humans have ...

  • Apatt

    “I believed I was ugly and stupid, clumsy, and socially hopeless. I also thought that everyone would notice these faults if I drew attention to myself. I wanted to disappear. I hid out in a big pink...

  • Anasylvia

    Absolutely amazing!! I have no idea how I am just coming across Octavia E. Butler. Everything in Blood Child and other Stories is pure gold. I was continuously blown away by this short story collectio...

  • fromcouchtomoon

    Expecting the titular "Bloodchild" to be the pinnacle of the collection, I passed over most of these tales. Boy, was that stupid. "Speech Sounds" and "Amnesty" are equally fascinating and compelling. ...

  • Negativni

    Bloodchild - ljudska kolonija na nepoznatom, naseljenom planetu mora "platiti stanarinu" tako što će biti domaćin larvama parazitske rase koja tu živi. Osvrt.- 5/5 The Evening and the Morning an...

  • Althea Ann

    I think that everything Butler ever wrote deserves 5 stars.This book is much too short (as was Butler's time on this earth). It includes five previously published stories, an autobiographical essay, a...