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Clay's Ark
     

Clay's Ark

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by Octavia E. Butler
 

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In a violent near-future, Asa Elias Doyle and her companions encounter an alien life form so heinous and destructive, they exile themselves in the desert so as not to contaminate other humans. To resist the compulsion to infect others is mental agony, but to succumb is to relinquish humanity and free will. Desperate, they kidnap a doctor and his two daughters as they

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In a violent near-future, Asa Elias Doyle and her companions encounter an alien life form so heinous and destructive, they exile themselves in the desert so as not to contaminate other humans. To resist the compulsion to infect others is mental agony, but to succumb is to relinquish humanity and free will. Desperate, they kidnap a doctor and his two daughters as they cross the wasteland--and endanger the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312143213
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
01/01/1984
Series:
Patternist Series , #5
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
224

Meet the Author

Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006) was considered one of the best science fiction writers of her generation. The Patternist series (including her first novel, Patternmaster) established her among the science fiction elite. But it was Kindred, a story of a black woman who travels back in time to the antebellum South that brought her mainstream success. For years the only African-American woman writing science fiction books, like Parable of the Sower, Butler encouraged others to follow in her path.

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Clay's Ark 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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KC-Lewis More than 1 year ago
Read this book in a day. Easy reading for a laid back day. Simple and to the point. Its a great idea of something we think is impossible, but can very well be a possibility in life. Great way to Escape with a bit of a thrill. Love Octavia Butler. This book is an easier read than her well known Wild Seed.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go to the result before this.