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Title:Kindred
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Beacon Press
ISBN:0807083690
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Number of Pages:287
Category:Historical fiction, Fiction, Fantasy, Science fiction, Time travel

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Kindred The first science fiction written by a black woman i Kindred i has become a cornerstone of black American literature This combination of slave memoir fantasy and historical fiction is a novel of rich literary complexity Having just celebrated her th birthday in California Dana an African American woman is suddenly and inexplicably wrenched through time into antebellum Maryland After saving a drowning white boy there she finds herself staring into the barrel of a shotgun and is transported back to the present just in time to save her life During numerous such time defying episodes with the same young man she realizes the challenge she s been given to protect this young slaveholder until he can father her own great grandmothe

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Imago (Xenogenesis, #3), Kindred, Fledgling, Adulthood Rites (Xenogenesis, #2), Wild Seed (Patternmaster, #1), Lilith's Brood (Xenogenesis, #1-3), Parable of the Talents (Earthseed, #2), Parable of the Sower (Earthseed, #1), Dawn (Xenogenesis, #1), Bloodchild and Other Stories
This Nebula Award winning sequel to Parable of the Sower continues the story of Lauren Olamina in socially and economically depressed California in the s Convinced that her community should colonize the stars Lauren and her followers make preparations But the collapse of society and rise of fanatics result in Lauren s followers being enslaved and her daughter stolen from her Now Lauren must fight back to save the new world order, The first science fiction written by a black woman i Kindred i has become a cornerstone of black American literature This combination of slave memoir fantasy and historical fiction is a novel of rich literary complexity Having just celebrated her th birthday in California Dana an African American woman is suddenly and inexplicably wrenched through time into antebellum Maryland After saving a drowning white boy there she finds herself staring into the barrel of a shotgun and is transported back to the present just in time to save her life During numerous such time defying episodes with the same young man she realizes the challenge she s been given to protect this young slaveholder until he can father her own great grandmother, In with the world descending into madness and anarchy one woman begins a fateful journey toward a better future br br Lauren Olamina and her family live in one of the only safe neighborhoods remaining on the outskirts of Los Angeles Behind the walls of their defended enclave Lauren s father a preacher and a handful of other citizens try to salvage what remains of a culture that has been destroyed by drugs disease war and chronic water shortages While her father tries to lead people on the righteous path Lauren struggles with hyperempathy a condition that makes her extraordinarily sensitive to the pain of others br br When fire destroys their compound Lauren s family is killed and she is forced out into a world that is fraught with danger With a handful of other refugees Lauren must make her way north to safety along the way conceiving a revolutionary idea that may mean salvation for all mankind, In this sequel to Dawn Lilith Iyapo has given birth to what looks like a normal human boy named Akin But Akin actually has five parents a male and female human a male and female Oankali and a sexless Ooloi The Oankali and Ooloi are part of an alien race that rescued humanity from a devastating nuclear war but the price they exact is a high one the aliens are compelled to genetically merge their species with other races drastically altering both in the process br br On a rehabilitated Earth this new race is emerging through human Oankali Ooloi mating but there are also pure humans who choose to resist the aliens and the salvation they offer These resisters are sterilized by the Ooloi so that they cannot reproduce the genetic defect that drives humanity to destroy itself but otherwise they are left alone unless they become violent br br When the resisters kidnap young Akin the Oankali choose to leave the child with his captors for he the most human of the Oankali children will decide whether the resisters should be given back their fertility and freedom even though they will only destroy themselves again br br This is the second volume in Octavia Butler s Xenogenesis series a powerful tale of alien existence