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Inexplicably pulled pack in time to the antebellum South, a comtemporary Black woman, raised in the age of Civil Rights and Black Power, must confront the harsh realities of Black history in America

Hardcover:

9780385150590 | Beacon Pr, November 30, 2009, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Inexplicably pulled pack in time to the antebellum South, a comtemporary Black woman, raised in the age of Civil Rights and Black Power, must confront the harsh realities of Black history in America
9780807083109 | Reprint edition (Beacon Pr, December 28, 2008), cover price $26.95 | also contains Kindred | About this edition: Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South.

Paperback:

9780807083697 | 25 anv edition (Beacon Pr, February 1, 2004), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Dana, a black woman, finds herself repeatedly transported to the antebellum South, where she must make sure that Rufus, the plantation owner's son, survives to father Dana's ancestor.
9780671834838 | Pocket Books, January 1, 1981, cover price $2.75 | About this edition: Inexplicably pulled back in time to the antebellum South, a contemporary Black woman, raised in the age of Civil Rights and Black Power, must confront the harsh realities of Black history in America

Miscellaneous:

9780807083703 | Beacon Pr, February 1, 2004, cover price $12.95 | also contains Kindred

Prebinding:

9781435290051 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, May 29, 2008), cover price $24.00 | also contains Kindred
9781417629411 | Turtleback Books, February 1, 2004, cover price $28.20 | also contains Kindred | About this edition: Dana, a black woman, finds herself repeatedly transported to the antebellum South, where she must make sure that Rufus, the plantation owner's son, survives to father Dana's ancestor.

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Product Description: Back in print after five years, this is award-winning Octavia Butler's thrilling paternist novel about a reincarnate and a healer who travel together through exotic lands and centuries of time. Advertising in Locus, Science Fiction Chronicle and Amazing. Reissue.

Hardcover:

9780385151603 | Doubleday, July 1, 1980, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Back in print after five years, this is award-winning Octavia Butler's thrilling paternist novel about a reincarnate and a healer who travel together through exotic lands and centuries of time.

Paperback:

9780446676977 | Grand Central Pub, April 1, 2001, cover price $20.99 | About this edition: An entity who changes bodies like clothes, killing his hosts by reflex, Doro fears no one until he meets Anyanwu, who can absorb bullets and make medicine with a kiss, give birth to tribes, and savage anyone who threatens those she loves.
9780446606721 | Aspect, February 1, 1999, cover price $6.99 | About this edition: While attempting to move his people--a group of psychic witches--to the New World, four-thousand-year-old Doro encounters Anyanwu, a woman who refuses to submit to his control

Prebinding:

9781439501689 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, June 26, 2008), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Back in print after five years, this is award-winning Octavia Butler's thrilling paternist novel about a reincarnate and a healer who travel together through exotic lands and centuries of time.
9780613175999 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $14.10 | About this edition: Back in print after five years, this is award-winning Octavia Butler's thrilling paternist novel about a reincarnate and a healer who travel together through exotic lands and centuries of time.
9780613911641 | Turtleback Books, February 1, 1999, cover price $17.20 | About this edition: While attempting to move his people--a group of psychic witches--to the New World, four-thousand-year-old Doro encounters Anyanwu, a woman who refuses to submit to his control

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Product Description: The acclaimed trilogy that comprises LILITH'S BROOD is multiple Hugo and Nebula award-winner Octavia E. Butler at her best. Presented for the first time in one volume, with an introduction by Joan Slonczewski, Ph.D., LILITH'S BROOD is a profoundly evocative, sensual -- and disturbing -- epic of human transformation...read more

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9780446676106, titled "Lilith's Brood" | Grand Central Pub, June 1, 2000, cover price $19.00 | About this edition: In an anthology of threee science fiction novels, all of humanity must share the world with uncanny, unimaginable alien creatures after war destroys Earth.

Prebinding:

9781439501696, titled "Lilith's Brood" | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, June 26, 2008), cover price $27.99 | About this edition: The acclaimed trilogy that comprises LILITH'S BROOD is multiple Hugo and Nebula award-winner Octavia E.
9780613279413, titled "Lilith's Brood" | Turtleback Books, September 1, 2000, cover price $31.80 | About this edition: In an anthology of threee science fiction novels, all of humanity must share the world with uncanny, unimaginable alien creatures after war destroys Earth.

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Product Description: An anthology of science fiction tales by an accomplished African-American writer includes "Speech Sounds," which won the Hugo Award, "Near of Kin," her only non-science fiction tale, and the award-winning "Bloodchild." Original. 20,000 first printing. IP.

Hardcover:

9780783894027 | Large print edition (G K Hall & Co, May 1, 2001), cover price $26.95 | About this edition: The first collection of short stories by a celebrated African-American female science-fiction author includes the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning title story, "Bloodchild," a parable about the treatment of women throughout history.
9781888363111 | Seven Stories Pr, September 1, 1995, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: An anthology of science fiction tales by the African-American writer includes 'Speech Sounds,' 'Near of Kin,', 'Bloodchild.
9781568580555, titled "Bloodchild: And Other Stories" | Thunder''s Mouth Pr, September 1, 1995, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: A collection of short stories by a celebrated African American female science fiction author includes the award-winning title story, 'Bloodchild,' a parable about the treatment of women throughout history

Paperback:

9781583226988, titled "Bloodchild: And Other Stories" | 2 edition (Seven Stories Pr, October 1, 2005), cover price $14.00 | About this edition: A collection of short stories by a celebrated African American female science fiction author includes the award-winning title story, 'Bloodchild,' a parable about the treatment of women throughout history.
9781888363364, titled "Bloodchild: And Other Stories" | Seven Stories Pr, November 1, 1996, cover price $10.00 | About this edition: An anthology of science fiction tales by the African-American writer includes 'Speech Sounds,' 'Near of Kin,', 'Bloodchild.

Prebinding:

9781435293816, titled "Bloodchild: And Other Stories" | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, May 29, 2008), cover price $23.00 | also contains Bloodchild and Other Stories | About this edition: An anthology of science fiction tales by an accomplished African-American writer includes "Speech Sounds," which won the Hugo Award, "Near of Kin," her only non-science fiction tale, and the award-winning "Bloodchild.

Product Description: Parable of the Talents celebrates the classic Butlerian themes of alienation and transcendence, violence and spirituality, slavery and freedom, separation and community, to astonishing effect, in the shockingly familiar, broken world of 2032...read more

Hardcover:

9781888363814 | Seven Stories Pr, November 1, 1998, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Lauren Olamina's daughter, Larkin, describes the broken and alienated world of 2032, as war racks the North American continent and an ultra-conservative religious crusader becomes president

Paperback:

9780446610384 | Reprint edition (Aspect, November 1, 2001), cover price $6.99 | About this edition: In the sequel to the acclaimed Parable of the Sower, Lauren Olamina's daughter Larkin describes the broken and alienated world of 2032, as war wracks the North American continent and an ultra-conservative, religious crusader becomes president.
9780446675789 | Reprint edition (Grand Central Pub, January 1, 2000), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Laura Olamina's daughter, Larkin, describes the broken and alienated world of 2032, as war racks the North American continent and an ultra-conservative religious crusader becomes president

Reinforced:

9780606218542 | Demco Media, July 1, 2001, cover price $22.67 | About this edition: Laura Olamina's daughter, Larkin, describes the broken and alienated world of 2032, as war racks the North American continent and an ultra-conservative religious crusader becomes president

Prebinding:

9781435245440 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, April 18, 2008), cover price $21.99 | About this edition: Parable of the Talents celebrates the classic Butlerian themes of alienation and transcendence, violence and spirituality, slavery and freedom, separation and community, to astonishing effect, in the shockingly familiar, broken world of 2032.
9780613914314 | Turtleback Books, January 1, 2000, cover price $25.80 | About this edition: Laura Olamina's daughter, Larkin, describes the broken and alienated world of 2032, as war racks the North American continent and an ultra-conservative religious crusader becomes president

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Product Description: Octavia E. Butler, the grande dame of science fiction, writes extraordinary, inspirational stories of ordinary people. Parable of the Sower is a hopeful tale set in a dystopian future United States of walled cities, disease, fires, and madness...read more

Hardcover:

9780941423991 | Four Walls Eight Windows, November 1, 1993, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: In California in the year 2025, a small community is overrun by desperate scavengers, as an eighteen-year-old African American woman sets off on foot on a perilous journey northward
9781888363258 | Seven Stories Pr, October 1, 1993, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: In California in the year 2025, a small community is overrun by desperate scavengers, as an eighteen-year-old African American woman sets off on foot on a perilous journey northward

Paperback:

9780446675505 | Reprint edition (Grand Central Pub, January 1, 2000), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: In 2025 California, an eighteen-year-old African American woman, suffering from a hereditary trait that causes her to feel others' pain as well as her own, flees northward from her small community and its desperate savages.
9780446601979 | Reprint edition (Grand Central Pub, February 1, 1998), cover price $6.99 | About this edition: In California in the year 2025, a small community is overrun by desperate scavengers, as an eighteen-year-old African American woman sets off on foot on a perilous journey northward

Prebinding:

9781435242470 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, April 18, 2008), cover price $22.99 | also contains Parable of the Sower, Parable of the Sower | About this edition: Octavia E.

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Product Description: The complete Patternist series-the acclaimed science fiction epic of a world transformed by a secret race of telepaths and their devastating rise to power.In the late seventeenth century, two immortals meet in an African forest. Anyanwu is a healer, a three-hundred-year-old woman who uses her wisdom to help those around her...read more

Paperback:

9780446698900 | Grand Central Pub, January 5, 2007, cover price $19.00 | About this edition: The complete Patternist series-the acclaimed science fiction epic of a world transformed by a secret race of telepaths and their devastating rise to power.

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Shori, a seemingly young, amnesiac girl with frightening inhuman abilities and a thirst for blood, wanders the land, unaware that she is really a genetically altered, fifty-three-year-old vampire with a unique ability to walk in the light of day and that she is the only survivor of a brutal attack on her community, searching for who she is and who wants to destroy her. Reprint.

Hardcover:

9781583226902 | Seven Stories Pr, September 30, 2005, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A young girl suffering from amnesia wakes up to find that she's actually a middle-aged vampire.

Paperback:

9780446696166 | Reprint edition (Grand Central Pub, January 2, 2007), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Shori, a seemingly young, amnesiac girl with frightening inhuman abilities and a thirst for blood, wanders the land, unaware that she is really a genetically altered, fifty-three-year-old vampire with a unique ability to walk in the light of day and that she is the only survivor of a brutal attack on her community, searching for who she is and who wants to destroy her.

Miscellaneous:

9780759516342 | Grand Central Pub, January 1, 2007, cover price $9.99

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A collection of futuristic tales from Hugo and Nebula Award-winning authors includes 'Pillar of Fire' by Ray Bradbury, 'Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow' by Kurt Vonnegut, and 'Repent Harlequin!' by Harlan Ellison. Read by Richard Dreyfus, Robin Williams, et al.

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9781574535303 | Unabridged edition (Audio Literature, October 1, 2002), cover price $32.00 | About this edition: A collection of futuristic tales includes 'Pillar of Fire' by Ray Bradbury, 'Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow' by Kurt Vonnegut, and ''Repent, Harlequin!

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Known for her African-American feminist perspective, the author presents the first installment of a trilogy exploring the death of the earth as we know it and the advent of interbreeding between humans and extraterrestrials. Reissue.

Hardcover:

9780446513630 | Grand Central Pub, May 1, 1987, cover price $1.00 | About this edition: The human race, now infertile, fights to maintain its identity when the alien species, Oankali, offers to trade genetic material and bioengineering at the price of metamorphosing a new kind of being

Paperback:

9780446603775 | Reprint edition (Aspect, April 1, 1997), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Known for her African-American feminist perspective, the author presents the first installment of a trilogy exploring the death of the earth as we know it and the advent of interbreeding between humans and extraterrestrials.
9780445207790 | Reprint edition (Popular Library, July 1, 1994), cover price $5.50 | also contains Vertrek | About this edition: The human race, now infertile, fights to maintain its identity when the alien species, Oankali, offers to trade genetic material and bioengineering at the price of metamorphosing a new kind of being

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The conclusion of the Xenogenesis trilogy chronicles the life of Jodahs, the offspring of human parents and an alien whose mission is to function as a gene trader in a human world increasingly hostile to aliens. Reissue.

Hardcover:

9780446514729 | Grand Central Pub, April 1, 1989, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: The futures of both humans and Oankali rest in one young being's successful metamorphosis into adulthood.

Paperback:

9780446603638 | Reissue edition (Aspect, April 1, 1997), cover price $18.99 | About this edition: The conclusion of the Xenogenesis trilogy chronicles the life of Jodahs, the offspring of human parents and an alien whose mission is to function as a gene trader in a human world increasingly hostile to aliens.
9780445209770 | Questar, February 1, 1990, cover price $5.99 | also contains Experimentalphysik: Mechanik Und Wärme | About this edition: Jodahs is a construct, the product of human parents and an alien ooloi, living in a world of alien in-breeding, but he is less than satisfied with being less than human
9780575042391 | Victor Gollancz, December 1, 1989, cover price $12.95

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Asa Elias Doyle and her companions encounter an alien life form so destructive that they exile themselves to the desert to avoid contaminating others, but their compulsion to infect others is overwhelming and, in a desperate plea for help, kidnap a doctor and his two daughters. Reprint. PW.

Hardcover:

9780312143213, titled "Clay's Ark" | St Martins Pr, June 1, 1984, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: A handful of people exposed to a disease of extraterrestrial origin combat their nearly irresistible impulse to infect others, as they struggle to make a life for themselves in self-imposed desert isolation

Paperback:

9780446603706, titled "Clay's Ark" | Aspect, December 1, 1996, cover price $18.99 | About this edition: A handful of people exposed to a disease of extraterrestrial origin combat their nearly irresistible impulse to infect others, as they struggle to make a life for themselves in self-imposed desert isolation
9780441110896, titled "Clay's Ark" | Reprint edition (Ace Books, May 1, 1985), cover price $2.75 | About this edition: A handful of people exposed to a disease of extraterrestrial origin combat their nearly irresistible impulse to infect others, as they struggle to make a life for themselves in self-imposed desert isolation

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The second in a critically acclaimed trilogy follows the life of Akin, the son of the heroine of Dawn, who struggles to cope with the isolation of being neither human nor alien. Reissue.

Paperback:

9780446603782 | Reprint edition (Aspect, July 1, 1995), cover price $20.99 | About this edition: In the sequel to 'Dawn,' Akin, the son of Lilith, struggles to cope with his dual human and alien Oankali legacy while preparing for the time of metamorphosis when he will take on the form of future human beings

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A telepathic race is ruled by the strong mind of the Patternmaster, but his ruthless son craves the ultimate power of the position and has murdered everyone who stands in his way except a final victim--his younger brother. Reprint. PW.

Paperback:

9780446362818 | Reprint edition (Grand Central Pub, May 1, 1995), cover price $6.50 | About this edition: A telepathic race is ruled by the strong mind of the Patternmaster, but his ruthless son craves the ultimate power of the position and has murdered everyone who stands in his way except a final victim--his younger brother
9780380418060 | Avon Books, January 1, 1979, cover price $1.75 | also contains Mexico Essential Soul | About this edition: The Patternist is a telepathic race, commanded by the Patternmaster, whose thoughts can destroy, heal, rule.

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A young ghetto telepath launches a psychic struggle against the four-thousand-year-old immortal who has been her father, lover, master, and creator to free her fellow telepaths. Reprint. PW. K.

Paperback:

9780446361880 | Reprint edition (Grand Central Pub, August 1, 1994), cover price $18.99 | About this edition: A young ghetto telepath launches a psychic struggle against the four-thousand-year-old immortal who has been her father, lover, master, and creator to free her fellow telepaths.

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In the sequel to 'Dawn,' Akin, the son of Lilith, struggles to cope with his dual human and alien Oankali legacy while preparing for the time of metamorphosis when he will take on the form of future human beings

Hardcover:

9780446514224 | Grand Central Pub, June 1, 1988, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: In the sequel to 'Dawn,' Akin, the son of Lilith, struggles to cope with his dual human and alien Oankali legacy while preparing for the time of metamorphosis when he will take on the form of future human beings

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Product Description: (Patternmaster #4) They fled from an Earth ravaged by plague and violence, seeking to fulfill their holy mission -- to discover a new home for humanity. But instead of landing in a peace-filled paradise, Earth's Missionaries find themselves caught between two warring civilizations -- the Garkohn and the Tehkohn...read more

Hardcover:

9780385133852 | Doubleday, March 1, 1978, cover price $6.95 | About this edition: (Patternmaster #4) They fled from an Earth ravaged by plague and violence, seeking to fulfill their holy mission -- to discover a new home for humanity.

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