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ButlerFi Fourteen of her works were nominated for the Locus Award during her career including ach book in the Xenogenesis series but she only had one win the novelette Bloodchild Dawn is the first Rating 5 of five2020 UPDATEIt s script to series at Since it s Ava duVernay I m bettin the script will pass muster She made sense out of A Wrinkle in Time after allI m wore out wrung out and tuckered out I ll get a review up before longMeantime look at the notes I ve leftAnd leave us not to forget that in this troubled passage in US and world history the present Golden Age of Sci Fi on Screen will gift us with the first ver adaptation of a Butler novel this one by no less a new voice than Ava DuVernay She is the talent behind the good buzzed adaptation of A Wrinkle in TimeThe Publisher Says Lilith Iyapo has just lost her husband and son when atomic fire consumes Earth the last stage of the planet s final war Hundreds of years later Lilith awakes deep in the hold of a massive alien spacecraft piloted by the Oankali who arrived just in time to save humanity from xtinction They have kept Lilith and other survivors asleep for centuries as they learned whatever they could about Earth Now it is time for Lilith to lead them back to her home world but life among the Oankali on the newly resettled planet will be nothing like it was beforeThe Oankali survive by genetically merging with primitive civilizations whether their new hosts like it or not For the first time since the nuclear holocaust Earth will be inhabited Grass will grow animals will run and people will learn to survive the planet s untamed wilderness But their children will not be human Not xactlyThis book features an illustrated biography of Octavia E Butler including rare images from the author s stateMy Review I think the 12 notes I left publicly viewable are nough of a review of the book as a piece of writing They re tied to passages I found important and so will I hope make the aesthetic point of why I think you should read this book and in fact the series as a wholeWhat I comment on now is the why of reading SF fiction by women fiction by people of color a phrase I m no comfortable with than the colored people of my vanished youth SF by women of colorreading and absorbing and thinking about the ideas given to you amazingly freely and trustingly by people you aren t like and maybe ven people you don t likeI think you should read these astounding gifts of personal creativity because they offer a close look into the ideas that someone unlike you finds important If you don t learn what people unlike you find important you run the risk of being caught in a labyrinth of dark sameness a place where you don t need light because you know the contents of your nvironment so well already that there s no read need to take a good look at themAnd that is how we got to the point where we are as a country here in the US as well as in the UK and a culture both in the West and the East No one listens We wait for our turn to talk without ngaging our brains to process what our ars are hearing And that s only if we re politeOpen up a little by reading Butler s tale of the Oankali changing arthlings genetics to improve their health and well being In the wake of a species nding nuclear war the Snowflakes on the Sea earthlings aren t grateful to the Oankali for rescue they re angry that they had no choice no say no chance to refuse being saved if it meant being used and manipulated for and by the OankaliButler put her finger suarely on the conflict Thearthlings were given no choice They were unuestionably manipulated before they were given any chance to comment on these things They had also just blown their Wrathful Chaos: Five Books of Satanic Philosophy entire planet into anxtinction vent Did they deserve a say Butler gives Lilith the words to complain about the treatment and the Oankali to xplain but not apologize the whys of itIn my never humble opinion species that blew its home into an xtinction vent over stupid crap never humble opinion a species that blew its home into an Humanism: The Greek Ideal and its Survival extinctionvent over stupid crap t need any consultation to be offered still less consent to be sought Be damned good and grateful these interstellar gene machines arrived in time to do suat for you which they didn t have to do at all Given their culture s immense Love 2.0 (A Cates Brothers Book, experience with and commodification of gene manipulation they could simply have paused grabbed some material aka survivors of the holocaust and used them before disposing of themThe Oankali sthics are superior to the The Fix earthlings and they didn t do that They set about repairing the damagedarth and improving the damned arthlings who caused the problem in the first place while making very ffort to understand and support them along the wayA lot like animal researchers are doing today among cetaceans and great apesOh myDon t like having done to us what we so blithely do to others do we And yet it s perfectly justifiedthe changes are being made for the arthlings future benefit after allAfter the weekend of 10 August 2017 when neo Nazi and alt right hate machines burst their closet doors of simply screaming at normal decent people at last and began the hot war portion of their Civil War against goodness kindness and decency reading a book like Dawn is an Desire in Seven Voices excellent primer in how this horror got started A decent and perfectly reasonable human gets all bent out of shape andven decides she d prefer to die rather than have her tiny little patch of personal control violated despite the certa. Ave kept Lilith and other survivors asleep for centuries as they learned whatever they could about Earth Now it is time for Lilith to lead them back to her home world but life among the Oankali on the newly resettled planet will be nothing like it was beforeThe Oankali survive by genetically Inty that she is and will continue to be better off for itI was never sanguine about human nature I m not turning any corners in that regard now But I can see a tiny thread visible in the labyrinth Read Read the stuff that isn t just like you like the world to be At least try that much because it s no xaggeration to say your way of life is on the line Try to hear what the Other is saying underneath the screams We have to find the thread and follow it to our common source or we re headed the way of Butler s arthlingsAnd I do not think there are any Oankali on the way to help us This is the second book I ve read by Octavia Butler and I m completely impressed by the complexity and intrigue of this story I was afraid that being sci fi I would find it difficult to get into the story and that there would be so much to digest that I would miss something However that is not the case The story is told with The Casa Mono Cookbook extremely adept writing and Butler definitely took into consideration that she was tryin I ve never really read anything like this before It had some of the most alien aliens I vever come across and it spends a lot of time xporing their physiology gender sexuality and society all parts that I really njoyedThe whole thing is very unnerving blunt and xtremely uncomfortable in places This novel very much felt like the first third of a larger story so I ll definitely be finishing this series Aliens save the human race from themselvesOctavia Butler s 1987 novel Dawn begins her Xenogenesis trilogy the series was titled Lilith s Brood in the Omnibus that was published in 2000 She would continue the story with Adulthood Rites in 1988 and complete the set with Imago in 1989Essentially the world has been devastated by a nuclear war and all that remains of humanity are a few straggler survivors who are picked up by an alien race who has been observing us Butler spends little time here though we get to know the protagonist Lilith as she is kept alive and awakened by the aliensWhat Butler does with deft rudition and literary skill is build a sense of dramatic tension between Lilith and her alien savior captors Lilith is a difficult hero reluctantly taking the lead in re awakening her fellow humans to be a vanguard of a new civilization and possibly a new raceButler s phenomenal talent creates for us a richly complex science fiction story but Dawn also acts as a vehicle whereby Butler can xplore themes of sexuality isolation gender race and species Not to be lost are also mythic and Biblical references not the least of which is the name given to her protagonist the pre legendary first wife of Adam Butler uses this premise to suggest and illustrate what is wrong with humans and how we can be improved Another Biblical connection could be Lilith as a Moses figure leading a second wave of humans to a promised land arthDawn also reminds me of a primer in sociology In college I took a sociology class and we had a group project We were divided up into partnerships of four and the premise was that we were to pick people to start a civilization after having traveled by spaceship to colonize a new planet Each Yes he said intelligence does nable you to deny facts you dislike But your denial doesn t matter deny facts you dislike But your denial doesn t matter wakes up on an Oankali spaceship hundreds of years after an atomic war devastates Earth These alien Oankali Lilith learns feel it is their mission to save what remains of humanity How they plan to do it is what makes Dawn such an interesting read I just finished Margaret Atwood s MaddAddam trilogy in which we find out the future of humanity isn t really humanity There are big differences in the approach of ach author but both nvision big changes in what constitutes humanity Perhaps in Atwood s case the genetically modified humanoids Crakers aren t part of humanity nor are their descendants ven if they mate with some of the last remaining humans on the

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Not sure Dawn what follows after Lilith wakes up is something of a contest of wills between herself and the Oankali she sees as her captors After studying mankind for hundreds of years are they ready to help humans repopulate Earth Compelling read with a fascinating perspective Dawn could be a standalone but I am ready to continue reading the Xenogenesis series 45 stars Your people contain incredible potential but they die without using much of it I have such conflicted feelings about this book I found it both brilliant and disturbing in ual measure The beginning introduces the reader to a strange and terrifying situation that sucks you in right away The horror at some revelations is delivered so realistically that I found myself clenching my teeth and trying to hide in the pillows I was reading on I was very impressed The I read on though the unsettling things became Near the last uarter of the book Octavia crossed a line that made me very uncomfortable I was disgusted and could no longer njoy this bizarre story because of how very disturbing things became I finished this book late last night and fell asleep thinking about it I ve been thinking about it all day I ven thought about it in church this morning I m not sure if I want to read the rest of the series or not I don t like the ideas the author has scared my brain with but I am fascinated I feel like the humans in this book unable to admit what I really want because of how upset I am by it Well done Ocatavia Butler. Erging with primitive civilizations whether their new hosts like it or not For the first time since the nuclear holocaust Earth will be inhabited Grass will grow animals will run and people will learn to survive the planet’s untamed wilderness But their children will not be human Not xactly. ,

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I was utterly compelled When I got to the Conflict in Blood end I was so hungry for the next book I was actually frustrated not to have it to hand The last book Injoyed nearly this much was The Lathe of Heaven so I guess I need to give in and accept that speculative fiction with feminist consciouness is my true loveI love that Lilith is angry with her captors that she doesn t lose her drive to be free ver In many ways I felt the book was about consent what does consent really mean when your options are constricted when you know you are powerless Lilith uses violence for the first time to prevent a rape The victim was kicking and screaming in the grip of her captors who urged it s your duty you don t have the right to resist Lilith says nobody here is property nobody has the right of use of anyone lse s body but this assertion is almost ironic considering the group s predicament Butler does not spend time giving Black Feminism 101 Come on reader you can do that work on your own The material is here control of fertility stolen children Lilith s weary The Crucified Ones: Calling Forth the End-Time Remnant expectation of forced breeding The nuances of love and male violence Even the misgendering of the Oankali has feminist resonance the ooloi are read as male because they appear in authoritative roles and because they arouse men s sexual jealousy Butler takes her investigation of consent to a whole new level through the Oankali s ability to read human chemistry but not thought to the idea of chemical consentI love that Butler takesmotion seriously at all levels and fills Lilith s dilemma with conflict with arguments for both sides The Oankali have saved the species regenerated the destroyed Earth they are culturally attractive When they offend human scruples they almost know not what they do sexual shame is alien to them We are not Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age (Lemelson Center Studies in Invention and Innovation series) expected to accept the assertions of Jdaya and Nikanj I know you I ve studied you this is the White man s voice and thepistemology it rests on is challenged in the way the story unfolds you ve studied my history but you haven t lived it so you don t know it as I do You ve studied my body but you can t read the whole of who I am there On the other hand how dispiritingly disappointing the other awakened humans are One of the hardest things to accept about the book is its pessimism about humanity It was impossible not to agree that the humans need help the argument in my heart is how to feel about the priceI wouldn t have fought for my freedom at all I think which is a bit worrying Bring the Oankali I say I am already a vegan anarcha co feminist I am ready for the non sexist non hierarchical life venerating invaders Butler won t countenance such uncritical acceptance The Oankali are not anarchists in my view because they coerce not vegans because they use other animals including humans They are compelled as we are though differently by their genes I am reminded of Daniel C Dennett s writing on genes and their agendas when Jdaya says I am as committed to the trade of genes as you are to breathing I don t uite believe I think it may be closer to the commitment to breeding This leads me to a big uestion her book left me with what about me I m not heterosexual This possibility of sexual diversity among the Oankali who are of three sexes is not mentioned but the same is true of the human group Butler tells us there were no voluntary vegetarians but is silent on the possibility of same sex desire Maybe I ll on the possibility of same sex desire Maybe I ll out in the next book I can hardly wait One of the first novels dealing with the idea of how gender love and procreation may volve under the influence of interspecies in this case alien relationshipsOctavia E Butler is a uniue writer because she was both one of the first female black Sci Fi writers and also dealt with the at this time and strangely Dialogue: Relationships in Graphic Design even today controversial ideas of what might happen if aliens want to have some sexy time with humansWe have already a bunch of varieties with the human genders and gender identities and mixing it up with genders the option to change gender and to manipulate the results of sexual reproduction both by technology and by free will opens up many plot devicesHow the average Joe and human society may react to those new realities and how human mentalities could be directlyxpressed by breeding in and out certain traits body parts tc What the motivation of aliens might be like for instance getting interesting new traits by dealing with all kinds of collected material from all around the universe The dangers that come up with kinds of collected material from all around the universe The dangers that come up with that technologyIt could be less dramatic when we would never find aliens or get visited by them and all of those new relational models would have to be developed on arth by using genetic Modeling and Analysis of Communicating Systems engineering and good old fashioned mad mixing of different species That s the reason why I hope that we won t have to play with this potential doomsday device alone in thendless cold dark of space without the help of an Inventing the Medium: Principles of Interaction Design as a Cultural Practice experienced tutor of undescribable gender and genitalia Tropes show how literature is conceived and which mixture oflements makes works and genres uniue I loved the almost The Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth elegant and unrelenting unfolding of a most unusual alien apocalypse The Oankali are the saviors of humankind after a nuclear war preserving a population of survivors in a form of suspension while workin As one of thearliest African American female science fiction writers Octavia Butler is a must for anyone who reads sci. 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