The complete series about an alien species that could save humanity after nuclear apocalypse—or destroy it—from “one of science fiction’s finest writers” (The New York Times).
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. From Hugo and Nebula award–winning author Octavia Butler, Lilith’s Brood is both a thrilling, epic adventure of man’s struggle to survive after Earth’s destruction, and a provocative meditation on what it means to be human.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.
Trilogy by a Master
Brilliant story line and well written, even if a bit ‘dense’ in dialogue and descriptions. Could have been three short stories if parred down.
Fascinating storyline where the aliens are benevolent but with a price…trade. Sometimes the Humans made me angry with their ignorance. I love the nod to Lovecraft with the tentacled aliens. Excellent book by a groundbreaking female sci-fi author who left us too soon.
Completely original concept, wonderful writing, I wasn’t ready for it to end.