Dawn by Octavia E. ButlerDawn by Octavia E. Butler

Dawn

byOctavia E. Butler

Mass Market Paperback | April 1, 1997

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Lilith lyapo awoke from a centuries-long sleep to find herself aboard the vast spaceship of the Oankali. Creatures covered in writhing tentacles, the Oankali had saved every surviving human from a dying, ruined Earth. They healed the planet, cured cancer, increased strength, and were now ready to help Lilith lead her people back to Earth--but for a price.

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Octavia E. Butler was the first black woman to come to international prominence as a science fiction writer. Incorporating powerful, spare language and rich, well-developed characters, her work tackled race, gender, religion, poverty, power, politics, and science in a way that touched readers of all backgrounds. Butler was a towering f...
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Title:DawnFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 6.75 × 4.12 × 0.62 inPublished:April 1, 1997Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0446603775

ISBN - 13:9780446603775

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 13

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not a Thriller I love Octavia Butler, but I was not in the right frame of mind to read this book. For context, I was snowed in at the Minneapolis airport and had to sleep on the floor of the departure lounge. Definitely not the book's fault, but I would have preferred something more fast-paced at 4am!
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sci Fi Not for me. Very odd many gendered alien (who are jerks to humans) relationships.
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from To Choose a Woman I first caught wind of this book while perusing my favourite feminist magazine. It promised me a tale about humanity, the power of women, and human/alien cross-breeding. "Dawn" delivered. The article did now, however, include that it was impossible to put down, fascinating, and visionary. One of the best sci-fi books I've come across in my lifetime. What's more: it's written by an African-American woman about an African-American woman. It's great to see "minorities" (women -- not technically a minority but a repressed group -- and African-Americans) being portrayed as powerful, intelligent, and remarkable. My only critique is that I found some of the plot distracting. I was most interested in the alien culture and how Earth met her end, less so in the histories of those who'd been saved. That being said, I'm finding my thirst for more knowledge to be satisfied in the following book. Summary: If you love the power of the uterus (and, you know, other things too), pick 'er up!
Date published: 2009-07-20

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Lilith lyapo awoke from a centuries-long sleep to find herself aboard the vast spaceship of the Oankali. Creatures covered in writhing tentacles, the Oankali had saved every surviving human from a dying, ruined Earth. They healed the planet, cured cancer, increased strength, and were now ready to help Lilith lead her people back to Earth--but for a price. Reissue