Adulthood Rites

Adulthood Rites

Book - 1997
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Told in the haunting voice of Lilith, the heroine of "Dawn", this book is thestory of Lilith's only son, Akin. Though he resembles a normal human, Akin isthe first "construct"--part man/part alien.
Publisher: New York, NY : Warner Books, 1997, c1988.
Edition: Warner Books ed.
ISBN: 9780446603782
0446603783
Branch Call Number: SCI FI Butler Octavia
Characteristics: 277, 15 p. ;,18 cm.

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Sep 06, 2017

In this second episode of Butler's Xenogenesis series, Lilith's population of rescued humans and their alien Oankali companions have established communities back on Earth, the planet now somewhat healed after an annihilating war and destruction. Though they are constantly on alert for raids from rogue settlements, during one of these surprise assaults Lilith's infant son Akin is abducted. His captors soon discover that with both human and Oankali blood, Akin is no ordinary baby.

While I have appreciated expanding my horizons somewhat and very much enjoy Octavia Butler's writing, I keep coming back around to the realization that aliens are not my preferred sub-genre of science fiction. Though I liked these first two well enough to complete the series, I'll likely steer clear of tentacled creatures for a while.

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