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Doro is an entity who changes bodies like clothes killing his hosts by reflex — or design He fears no one — until he meets Anyanwu Anyanwu i. I really don t know where to start with this review Wild Seed is unlike anything I have ever read before but yet it was still very accessible and easy to read I would say this book is a combination of urban fantasy horror historical fiction and fantasy Butler addresses slavery gender roles racial issues sexuality and class issues so subtlety you can miss the commentary if you want to and she does this all through the lens of a fantasy world involving supernatural beings that are seemingly immortal and have various abilities from shape shifting body snatching mind reading and telekinesis Personally I don t want to miss the commentary and I enjoy the uniue view I tend to like my urban fantasy and fantasy stories with a slice of heaviness on the side and Octavia Butler seems to be able to deliver that every time This is the third book by Octavia Butler that I have read I have come to expect that in reading her books I will have an escape from reality and a complete immersion into the characters that she writes She writes characters that seem to breathe and live somewhere off the pages of her books they are real and three dimensional But such tangible characters come with a price there is pain and anguish in her books and as a reader I felt these emotions Wild Seed was no exception The characters witness some painful and sad events This is not urban fantasy liteWild Seed is a sweeping historical story that begins in Africa with ancient powerful beings These beings get caught up in the slave trade and arrive in the now United States These characters seem to have limitless power One being prefers to use her power morally and compassionately Another being no longer sees himself as human and is not governed by any morality And of course they clash both romantically and otherwise The book is surprisingly sexual in parts and raises some really interesting uestions A shapeshifter that can take on any shape animal and human and gender how do you feel about it taking on the opposite gender and engaging in sexual relationships What about while it is in animal form The sex scenes are not explicit but they are referenced Octavia Butler is not shy about putting her toe across the border of most people s comfort zones I plan to continue on with the series and am excited that Butler s books are being published in e book and audio book format To read reviews like this check out wwwbadassbookreviewscom

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Wild Seed

S a shapeshifter who can absorb bullets and heal with a kissand savage anyone who threatens those she loves She fears no one — until she meet. School book this semester was not a fan It gave me the creeps

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S Doro From African jungles to the colonies of America Doro and Anyanwu weave together a pattern of destiny that not even immortals can imagin. A great book I can t believe that I just discovered Octavia Butler this year She has been one the gems that I have encountered while reading through the NPR list of classic science fiction and fantasy This novel could easily be a stand alone novel but I was intrigued when I realized it was the first in a series I will be very interested to see where Butler takes the story from hereAlthough this is another book about extraordinarily long life Butler examines it from a very different view point Two very long lived beings encounter one another and despite a relationship that is uneven in power their lives remain entwined There is as interesting exploration of the nature of slavery and the uneven power situation examined much directly in Butler s novel Kindred But what really spoke to me was the contrasting way that Doro and Anyanwu deal with people around themNow I have found over the years that I enjoy my relatives immensely I like spending time with them talking to them regularly and planning events to share with them Anyanwu was my kind of immortal She collected family around herself surrounding herself with children grandchildren great grandchildren etc building a community of relatives all around her and enjoying their company Completely different from Doro who was also surrounded by descendants but looked at them as a farmer would regard his livestock breeding them in an attempt to create people with special abilities including extra long life One doing it out of love the other out of utility I m only guessing but I think that Anne Rice must have read this book it reminds me strongly of her book The Witching Hour where the family of Mayfair women are haunted by a malevolent spirit which nudges them towards the sexual liaisons that would be reuired to produce the ualities it reuired in their children in every bit as calculating a way as Doro manipulates his progeny This is the 151st book that I have read from the NPR list


10 thoughts on “Wild Seed

  1. says:

    “Recently however I began to suspect that calling myself a science fiction critic without having read anything by Octavia Butler bordered on the fraudulent”“Books to Look For” Orson Scott Card I have to

  2. says:

    Dear Goodreads friendsIf you like to read science fiction fantasy you should get to know Octavia ButlerLoveLynButler’s 1980 novel Wild Seed is the first chronological book in her Patternmaster series This details the beginnings of the sub

  3. says:

    I really don't know where to start with this review Wild Seed is unlike anything I have ever read before but yet it was still very accessible and easy to read I would say this book is a combination of urban fantas

  4. says:

    Butler's sci fi classic has so much to recommend it She is a very talented writer and she creates a mythology and cosmolog

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    blog | goodreads Most of us don't believe in gods and spirits and devils who must be pleased or feared We have Doro and he's enough What can I say about Wild Seed that could come anywhere close to doing it justice? This is the story of how Doro met Anyanwu the only living soul on Earth who could possibly match h

  6. says:

    School book this semester was not a fan It gave me the creeps

  7. says:

    A great book I can’t believe that I just discovered Octavia Butler this year She has been one the gems that I have encountered while reading through the NPR list of classic science fiction and fantasy This novel could easily be a s

  8. says:

    455As Woolf once said Middlemarch is one of the few English books written for grown ups so too is this one of the few pieces of science fiction written for the real world not marketing and academia Of course so chock full is this work with critical engagement and unflinching history that the cries of 'polemic' and 'bias' would not be an unlikely reaction If that doesn't work 'prosaic' could always be used as

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    Wild Seed Two African immortals battle for supremacy in early AmericaOriginally posted at Fantasy LiteratureWild Seed 1980 was written last in Octavia Butler’s 5 book PATTERNIST series but comes first in chronology The next books by internal chronology are Mind of My Mind 1977 Clay’s Ark 1984 and Patternmaster 1976 Butler was later unsatisfied with Survivor 1978 and elected to not have it reprinted so I will focus

  10. says:

    A uniue fantasy novel that centers around supernaturalsuperhuman characters from Africa The story begins in the time of slavery when