Bloodchild has ratings and reviews. carol. said: Dear Ms. Butler:I feel the same way about bearing rol. Ok, for real: t. Bloodchild and Other Stories has ratings and reviews. i’ve read several octavia e butler books. and found that i never noticed before that i had read. Complete summary of Octavia Butler’s Bloodchild. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Bloodchild. Gan, a human boy, agrees to be.

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While she ponders different ideas, she also starts to visualize herself as God. I guess I really should get around to reading one of her novels.

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A major downfall for this collection is the “Afterword” essays, that basically lay out the meaning and purpose of each story, depriving the readers of their imaginations and interpretations. I think the effectiveness of the stories comes from a mix of excellent writing and characterization and the way Butler uses those characters to explore complex ideas. I feel the same way about bearing children.

See 2 questions about Bloodchild and Other Stories…. It is a well thought out post-colonialist allegory to the experience of living as a fringe member of society.

It gave a message on sacrifice, family and handling responsibility even when it is scary. Mar 19, Theo rated it it was amazing. One of the human leave the alien colony after living with them for years and is immediately arrested by the military and treated as a traitor, imprisoned and tortured.

blopdchild I cannot find it anywhere, with any of the links. Now this is how you write a short story! Dec 23, Kevin Ansbro rated it it was amazing Shelves: Her contribution as a black American woman is invaluable to the usually Caucasian male dominated Science Fiction genre and this collection is an example of how very good Butldr Fiction writing can be.


May 29, Rob rated it it was amazing. What a superb collection of short stories in the sci-fi genre by the wonderfully talented Octavia Butler. In short story “Crossover” a women named Jane, she drank and don’t give herself time to think or taste or gag and also lived most of her life around the drunks. Return to Book Page. I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I was going to at the beginning. I don’t know if it was a refreshing read after a bout with Cormac McCarthy, but this small collection of short stories and two essays was amazing.

The most obvious and effective lens through which to evaluate these stories is Octavia Butler’s Bloodchild collection butle as a clinic on worldbuilding, and how to deal with social issues in fiction without sacrificing story in the name of politics. Jul 08, venice rated it it was amazing Shelves: People will face many failures, and rejections throughout this process, which has led her to the belief that it is crucial to develop an obsession for writing.

Bloodchild is an amazing short story that illustrates, as beautiful allegory, the parasitic nature of both settler colonialism as well as slave societies, without being overtly political Octavia Butler has stated overtly that this is not a story about slavery but is a love story; however, this is my experience as a reader, prior to that knowledge.

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Very well thought out and an example of science fiction doing what it does best- illuminating our behavior in the past by projecting into “the future” and stressing our cognitive limitations in the present. Butler’s two essays – one autobiographical and the other advice for those aspiring to become writers – are every bit as well written and compelling as her fictional work and an invaluable addition.


Missed my subway stop as pages turned and turned.

Positive Obsession though not the original title is one of the pieces Octavia Butler did not enjoy writing because it was about herself and her life. Refresh and try again. Noah, who was abducted by the Communities when she was a child, attempts to convince the humans to overcome their fear of the aliens so they vutler prosper alongside them.

I meccanismi di Bloodchild si ritrovano anche negli altri racconti. Just what I said earlier. I can’t get you out of my head, Tlic. Sci-Fi has never been my first pick with genres. Martha creates a solution that gives butper the ability to coexist in a more peaceful world, allowing humanity to thrive: It is also very short and it is buler not bad, Octavia Butler does not do “bad”; I imagine her laundry list is also quite a good read.

Bloodchild by Octavia E. Butler

Positive obsession is dangerous. She drank without giving herself time to taste or think or gag. Inshe became the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant. Young Octavia Bloodchild and Other Stories contains five mostly great short stories and a couple of excellent essays.

Bloodchild: And Other Stories

Want to Read saving…. I als Bloodchild is my introduction to grand dame of science fiction Octavia Butler, but like most short story collections, it’s a mixed bag. As well, it includes brief ‘afterwords’ by Butler about each piece.