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An innocent family, carjacked on a desolate highway, is abducted
to a bizarre new world. A world being born in the California desert.
They discover Earth has been invaded by an alien microorganism.
The deadly entity attacks like a virus, but survivors of the disease
genetically bond with it, developing amazing powers, near- immortality,
unnatural desires-and a need to spread the contagion and create
a secret colony of the transformed. Now the meaning of "survival"
changes. For the babies born in the colony are clearly, undeniably,
not human. more...
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Born Octavia Estelle Butler on June 22, 1947, in Pasadena, California.
She earned an Associates degree at Pasadena City College (A.A.,
1968), and attended California State University, and the University
of California at Los Angeles, the Open Door Program of the Screen
Writers' Guild of America and the Clarion SF Writers' Workshop.
Encouraged by master science fiction author Harlan Ellison, she
began her writing career in 1970 and made her genre debut with Crossover
(1971), the first of many works in which she weaves together African-American
history, future soceties and a highly intellectual exploration of
the alien perspective.
(© Scott W. Williams; )
Websites about the book:
Websites about Octavia Butler:
Octavia Butler by Jennifer Becker
Biography/criticism, selected bibliography, works about the author,
(Voices From the Gaps; )
Biogaphy, books, awards
(Pasadena City College; )
Octavia Estelle Butler: An Unofficial Web Page by Sela
Links, resources, an essay abut Octavia Butler, list of works,
pictures of book covers, books that include one of her short stories
(Sela Young; )
Other works by this author at Urban Dreams: