Bloodchild has ratings and reviews. carol. said: Dear Ms. Butler:I feel the same way about bearing rol. Ok, for real: t. Bloodchild and Other Stories has ratings and reviews. i’ve read several octavia e butler books. and found that i never noticed before that i had read. Complete summary of Octavia Butler’s Bloodchild. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Bloodchild. Gan, a human boy, agrees to be.

Author: Tojale Shakabar
Country: Antigua & Barbuda
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Health and Food
Published (Last): 18 December 2006
Pages: 81
PDF File Size: 10.10 Mb
ePub File Size: 9.19 Mb
ISBN: 176-1-60377-197-9
Downloads: 84317
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Dujora

Bloodchild and Other Stories

What I also liked about it is that Butler manages to do so much with it bloodchilx so few words. So here we go! It won the Hugo, Locus, Nebula and Science Fiction Chronicle awards and is widely regarded as one of her greatest works. In precise prose, Butler moves at a measured pa My review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, also can be found on my blog. It gave a message on sacrifice, family and handling responsibility even when it is scary.

Want to Read saving…. Bloodchild is so very well constructed that it is not surprising it has remained her most popular short story. Also new to this collection is “The Book of Martha” which asks: Near of Kin — I know that Octavia E. Crossover — When hope is lost this is what happens, more often than not. A dreadful choice, but a newly-informed one. Each person’s utopia would be another person’s hell due to the different wants and desires.

Sep 24, Valyssia Leigh rated it it was amazing Shelves: Civilization seems to be on its last legs here, the details are a little vague, some buses still run intermittently, but there is no law and order left. In the afterword, Butler explains how the characters in “Crossover” were influenced by her old, dull jobs and the strange people she met while doing them. We get to live and so do they. Years ago a group known as the Terrans left Earth in search of a life free of persecution.


This short story available for free at amazon kindle is my first reading of Octavia Butler’s writings. She never over explains any of the preceding stories but gives some insight into her inspiration and thought processes.

Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler

Can’t praise this story and Octavia’s writing highly enough. It is amazing how Butler can write such a poignant post-apocalypse short story. Bloodchild and Other Stories bhtler Octavia E. Butler’s ideas are as complex as her characters, and that makes her stories resonate in a very blopdchild and powerful way. As an introduction to Butler, it did not blow me away, but she admits that she’s a novelist, and that’s buler her talent shines. Science fiction short story collections Works by Octavia Butler Hugo Nutler for Best Novelette winning works Single-writer short story collections short story collections African-American short story collections science fiction novels.

The basic concept is similar to Blood Childthere is even some kind of symbiosis going on, yet the theme is very different. Butler earlier in this review? I think if people go to a Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U. Another noteworthy – uh – note. Jul 14, Emily O rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Usually, this would be the part of the review where I would tell you which stories were my favorite and which ones to skip, but I can’t really do that ocfavia this collection, because they are all absolutely worth reading.


She gives an example of why you should never give up, and tip never to forget. A fascinating sci-fi short story featuring an alien planet where humans are refugees sort of.

Gloodchild was kidnapped and experimented upon as a child by superior aliens. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I put down the book between each story, incapable of doing any real thinking because I was so blown away by what I had just read.

The problem with most short story collections is that they are usually a mixed bag, populated with mostly mediocre stories speckled with a few stinkers and a few gems. I would go so far as to say it is one of my ten favourite Sci-Fi Short Stories, which is an illustrious list.


Now to go spend big and buy up some Butler feature length serries! Inshe became the first science fiction writer to receive blooschild MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant. What you should do to improve and how important it is not to give up. Books by Octavia E. She explains that habit is far more dependable than both, and that you must combat pride or laziness with persistence. Parable of the Sower Parable of the Talents.