Wild Seed

Wild Seed

by Octavia E. Butler, Butler
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Overview

Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler, Butler

Doro is an entity who changes bodies like clothes, killing his hosts by reflex--or design. He fears no one--until he meets Anyanwu. Anyanwu has also died many times. She can absorb bullets and make medicine with a kiss, give birth to tribes, nurture and heal, and savage anyone who threatens those she loves. She fears no one--until she meets Doro. From African jungles to the colonies of America, Doro and Anyanwu weave together a pattern of destiny that not even immortals can imagine.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780445205376
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 12/01/1988
Series: Patternist Series , #4
Pages: 279
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

OCTAVIA E. BUTLER, often referred to as the "grand dame of science fiction," was the author of several award-winning novels including Parable of the Talents, winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel. Recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant and numerous literary awards, she has been acclaimed for her lean prose, strong protagonists, and social observations in stories that range from the distant past to the far future. She passed away on February 24, 2006.

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Wild Seed 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
AuthorMomCC More than 1 year ago
This was the most imaginative book I've read in a while. When I was explaining some parts to my sister, I really began to realize the depth of Ms. Butler's world. It was our world, but these character existed on a level that most people would never encounter. The main character Anyanwu is so strong and wise and yet a bit naive when it comes to Doro. Butler balances these two characters against each other so well that you can sense the chemistry between them as you read. I was very impressed with the story and the writing. I borrowed it from the library and when I finished, I went and bought myself a copy and recommend it to anyone who reads.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing story. I felt like my mind was exploding as I was reading. So many thoughts and questions were running through my mind. Octavia Butler was a genuis and way ahead of her time. I cant wait to read the rest of the series.
divas_lioness More than 1 year ago
This was my first read by Octavia Butler, but won’t be my last.  This book was a little different for me, but I’m glad I read it.  I really enjoyed the storyline and how it developed.  The character interaction and development was incredible.  All I can say is “Doro is a complicated being”.  I look forward to reading her other books.  I wish she was still around for me to tell her how great it was. Tasha, Divas of the Serengeti Book Club
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Octavia Butler is one of the most amazing authors. This book proved to be amazing as well. Captivating from the first paragraph, Wildseed was full of well developed characters, adventures, history, and wonderful writing. The story sticks in your mind long after it's finished. I'll be reading the sequel, Mind Of My Mind, soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author has an incredible imagination. I do not read horrors, which this isn't yet is, but could not put this down, nor could I put the sequals down. Butler's books are due to be classics if they aren't already.
allief More than 1 year ago
About a three-hundred year old African woman named Anyanwu who is found and made to leave her land by a man as powerful as herself. He convinces her by telling her that they are destined to be together and threatening her children. He takes her to a new world very different from her own and she learns his ways. Overtime, she discovers that the only way to survive and save future generations of unborn children is to escape the man who like herself, will never die.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Generally, I do not enjoy science fiction; whether movies or books I usually am not into the genre. However, I thoroughly enjoyed Butler's Wild Seed. The book has something for everyone. . . African American history students, feminists, I-just-need-something-to-read-between-classes-after-school-on-weekends-at-the-beach. . . Highly recommended read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Octavia Butler is an under appreciated author by many Sci-fi readers. Her books are great!
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afrowarrior More than 1 year ago
A very interesting book, written by an Afro-American woman, using all her self to paint an world that hold hope as well as pain.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Octivia Butler never cease to amaze me and I've read mostly all of her books. Wild Seed is the most colorful book of then all and I must admit it me tearfully proud of her. She is the mother of Black Science-fiction!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Octavia Butler writes in an amazingly gripping manner. You will be pulled into this book by the end of the second page. It is because of this book that I had to read others by her. Absolutely incredible!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Octavia Butlers book,Wild Seed was utterly amazing. The characters and themes captured my interest from the start. I couldn't put the book down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
WOW! She's done it again. Octavia Butler has written another series of incredible pageturners.I loved Anyanwu and Doro.READ THIS BOOK! I guarantee you will not be able to put it down.Palpitations!! Is there such a thing as being addicted to an author?