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By Octavia E. Butler
As people and Oankali fight to stay jointly, the way forward for either species rests within the fingers of Lilith's hybrid son
Nuclear warfare had approximately destroyed mankind while the Oankali got here to the rescue, saving humanity—but at a value. The Oankali live to tell the tale by way of blending their DNA with that of alternative species, and now on the earth they've got authorized no baby to be born with no an Oankali guardian. the 1st actual hybrid is a boy named Akin—son of Lilith Iyapo— and to the bare eye he seems to be human, for now.
He is born with amazing sensory powers, realizing speech at delivery, conversing in sentences at months previous, and shortly constructing the facility to work out on the molecular point. extra robust than any human or Oankali, he'll be the architect of either races' intergalactic destiny. yet sooner than he can hold this new species into the celebrities, Akin needs to make a decision which unfortunate souls will remain behind.
This booklet good points an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler together with infrequent pictures from the author's estate.
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Adulthood Rites (Xenogenesis Trilogy, Book 2) by Octavia E. Butler