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Octavia E. Butler (1947–2006)

Autor(a) de Kindred

58+ Works 44,825 Membros 1,469 Reviews 277 Favorited

About the Author

Science-fiction writer and novelist Octavia Estelle Butler was born in Pasadena, California, on June 22, 1947. She earned as Associate of Arts degree from Pasadena City College in 1968 and later attended California State University and the University of California. Her first novel, Patternmaster, mostrar mais was the first in a series about a society run by a group of telepaths who are mentally linked to one another. She explored the topics of race, poverty, politics, religion, and human nature in her works. She won a Hugo Award in 1984 for her short story Speech Sounds and a Hugo Award and Nebula Award in 1985 for her novella Bloodchild. She received a MacArthur Grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The award pays $295,000 over a five-year period to creative people who push the boundaries of their fields. She died in Lake Forest Park, Washington on February 24, 2006 at the age of 58. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Séries

Obras de Octavia E. Butler

Kindred (1979) 8,602 cópias, 353 resenhas
Parable of the Sower (1993) 8,256 cópias, 239 resenhas
Parable of the Talents (1998) 3,664 cópias, 96 resenhas
Dawn (1987) 3,487 cópias, 128 resenhas
Fledgling (2005) 3,019 cópias, 148 resenhas
Wild Seed (1980) 2,875 cópias, 83 resenhas
Lilith's Brood (1987) 2,603 cópias, 59 resenhas
Adulthood Rites (1988) 1,711 cópias, 56 resenhas
Imago (1989) 1,556 cópias, 47 resenhas
Bloodchild and Other Stories {second edition} (2005) 1,498 cópias, 44 resenhas
Mind of My Mind (1977) 1,373 cópias, 30 resenhas
Clay's Ark (1984) 1,248 cópias, 23 resenhas
Patternmaster (1976) 1,141 cópias, 26 resenhas
Seed to Harvest (2007) 974 cópias, 15 resenhas
Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation (2017) 706 cópias, 31 resenhas
Bloodchild and Other Stories (1971) 517 cópias, 16 resenhas
Survivor (1978) 358 cópias, 10 resenhas
Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation (2020) 296 cópias, 15 resenhas
Unexpected Stories (2014) 240 cópias, 16 resenhas
Earthseed: The Complete Series (2016) 189 cópias, 6 resenhas
Bloodchild [short fiction] (1984) 158 cópias, 15 resenhas
Kindred / Fledgling / Collected Stories (2021) 155 cópias, 3 resenhas
Speech Sounds {story} (1983) 23 cópias, 1 resenha
Amnesty {story} (2003) 4 cópias
Science Fiction Special 32 (1981) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
The Book of Martha {story} (2003) 3 cópias
De zaaier (2024) 3 cópias
Near of Kin {story} (1979) 3 cópias
Crossover {story} (1971) 3 cópias
Bloodchild 1 exemplar(es)
The Missing Relationship 1 exemplar(es)
Butler, Octavia Archive 1 exemplar(es)
Science Fiction Special 31 (1979) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Kindred 1 exemplar(es)
Elos Da Mente 1 exemplar(es)
Parable of the Sower 1 exemplar(es)
Book of the Living 1 exemplar(es)
2000x: Bloodchild 1 exemplar(es)
Journeys (1996) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Arca de Clay (O Padronista v.3) (2019) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse (2008) — Contribuinte — 1,569 cópias, 50 resenhas
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories (2011) — Contribuinte — 839 cópias, 21 resenhas
Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction From the African Diaspora (2000) — Contribuinte — 538 cópias, 7 resenhas
The Big Book of Science Fiction (2016) — Contribuinte — 421 cópias, 6 resenhas
The Norton Book of Science Fiction: North American Science Fiction, 1960-1990 (1993) — Contribuinte — 317 cópias, 5 resenhas
Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology (2015) — Contribuinte — 301 cópias, 8 resenhas
Breaking Ice: An Anthology of Contemporary African-American Fiction (1990) — Contribuinte — 276 cópias, 1 resenha
The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy (2004) — Contribuinte — 273 cópias, 10 resenhas
Year's Best SF 9 (2004) — Contribuinte — 260 cópias, 5 resenhas
The 1985 Annual World's Best SF (1985) — Contribuinte — 239 cópias, 4 resenhas
The New Hugo Winners: Award Winning Science Fiction Stories (1989) — Contribuinte — 214 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Secret History of Fantasy (2010) — Contribuinte — 202 cópias, 6 resenhas
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fifth Annual Collection (1988) — Autor — 194 cópias, 2 resenhas
Daughters of Earth: Feminist Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century (2006) — Contribuinte — 178 cópias, 6 resenhas
The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women (1995) — Contribuinte — 166 cópias, 3 resenhas
Future on Ice (1998) — Contribuinte — 144 cópias, 1 resenha
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction (2010) — Contribuinte — 134 cópias, 3 resenhas
A Woman's Liberation: A Choice of Futures by and About Women (2001) — Contribuinte — 126 cópias
Year's Best Fantasy 4 (2004) — Contribuinte — 113 cópias, 1 resenha
Nebula Awards Showcase 2001 (2001) — Contribuinte — 105 cópias
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Second Annual Collection (1985) — Contribuinte — 100 cópias
Foundations of Fear (1992) — Contribuinte — 99 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy (2000) — Contribuinte — 93 cópias, 2 resenhas
Asimov's Science Fiction: Hugo & Nebula Award Winning Stories (1995) — Contribuinte — 87 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #14 (1985) — Contribuinte — 73 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Best of Isaac Asimovs SF Magazine (1988) — Contribuinte — 73 cópias, 1 resenha
Clarion (1971) — Contribuinte — 64 cópias, 2 resenhas
New Eves: Science Fiction About the Extraordinary Women of Today and Tomorrow (1994) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias, 2 resenhas
Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler (2017) — Contribuinte — 58 cópias, 3 resenhas
Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine: 30th Anniversary Anthology (2007) — Contribuinte — 56 cópias, 1 resenha
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume IX (1993) — Contribuinte — 52 cópias
Extreme Fiction: Fabulists and Formalists (2003) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
Reload: Rethinking Women + Cyberculture (2002) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
Crucified Dreams (2011) — Contribuinte — 40 cópias
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
Invaders! (1993) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
Bloodchildren: Stories by the Octavia E. Butler Scholars (2013) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias, 2 resenhas
Chrysalis 4 (1981) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias, 1 resenha
Omni Visions One (1993) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Ikarus 2002 (2002) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Sinister Wisdom 71: Open Issue (2007) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias

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Conhecimento Comum

Membros

Discussions

January 2021: Octavia Butler em Monthly Author Reads (Novembro 2021)
Octavia Butler: American Author Challenge em 75 Books Challenge for 2017 (Agosto 2017)

Resenhas

this was an okay book. The third book is so divergent from the original story and then this book dovetails back in - so things came back together A but i still felt like it was all a little disjointed.
I rather liked the sphinxes and would have liked to know more abut then - their perspective - there a couple whole other books that could have been written…
sigh
over too soon.
 
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asl4u | outras 25 resenhas | Jul 21, 2024 |
If GoodReads allowed for partial stars, I would give this 4.5 stars. Looking forward to reading Parable of Talents. Wish Octavia E. Butler had not died before writing the third of the planned trilogy.
 
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ClimateBabs | outras 238 resenhas | Jul 15, 2024 |
In Butler's final novel, we meet what appears to be an 11-year-old girl, injured and amnesiac in a cave. After regaining her strength she is picked up by a man in a passing car, Wright, and she finds an uncontrollable desire to feed on his blood. Surprisingly, Wright finds this pleasurable and they form a bond.

Over the course of the novel, we learn that the girl is named Shori, and that she is actually a 53-year-old member of the Ina species. The basis of human vampire myths, the Ina feed on human blood, can live for centuries, and are sensitive to sunlight, although other aspects of the vampire legends prove to not be rooted in Ina reality. Ina form bonds with multiple humans called symbionts, feeding on their blood and living in polyamorous relationships. Ina has been genetically modified by her family to be able to survive in the sunlight by making her skin darker. Now someone has massacred her family and are coming for her next.

This novel is an interesting take on vampire lore, building an entire society of beings who live alongside humans. Shori's amnesia allows us to learn about the Ina as she does, although this does lead to a number of lengthy infodumps that tend drag down the narrative. The fact that Shori appears to be a child and has sexual relationships with multiple characters is very unsettling and deliberately provocative on Butler's part. This is not a book that anyone for whom child sexual abuse would be too upsetting to read about.
… (mais)
 
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Othemts | outras 147 resenhas | Jul 2, 2024 |
A better, kinder The Road by Cormac McCarthy
 
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SaltyPitchfork | outras 238 resenhas | Jun 30, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
58
Also by
50
Membros
44,825
Popularidade
#366
Avaliação
4.1
Resenhas
1,469
ISBNs
371
Idiomas
14
Favorito
277

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