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Adulthood Rites by Octavia E. Butler

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Also by Octavia E. Butler:

Imago, January 2022
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Adulthood Rites, September 2021
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Patternmaster, January 2021
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Parable of the Talents, August 2019
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Wild Seed, July 2012
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Mind of My Mind, July 2012
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Wastelands, January 2008
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Fledgling, September 2005
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Kindred, February 2004
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Parable of the Talents, November 2001
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Dawn, April 2001
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Wild Seed, February 1999
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Patternmaster, May 1997
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Adulthood Rites, April 1997
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Imago, April 1997
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Parable of the Sower, February 1995
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Mind of My Mind, August 1994
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Adulthood Rites
Octavia E. Butler

Xenogenesis Series #2
Grand Central Publishing
September 2021
On Sale: August 24, 2021
320 pages
ISBN: 1538753723
EAN: 9781538753729
Paperback
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Fantasy Epic

From the award-winning author of Parable of the Sower:After the near-extinction of the human race, one young man with extraordinary gifts will reveal whether the human race can learn from its past and rebuild their future . . . or is doomed to self-destruction.

In the future, nuclear war has destroyed nearly all humankind. An alien race intervenes, saving the small group of survivors from certain death. But their salvation comes at a cost.

The Oankali are able to read and mutate genetic code, and they use these skills for their own survival, interbreeding with new species to constantly adapt and evolve. They value the intelligence they see in humankind but also know that the species—rigidly bound to destructive social hierarchies—is destined for failure. They are determined that the only way forward is for the two races to produce a new hybrid species—and they will not tolerate rebellion.

Akin looks like an ordinary human child. But as the first true human-alien hybrid, he is born understanding language, then starts to form sentences at two months old. He can see at a molecular level and kill with a touch. More powerful than any human or Oankali, he will be the architect of both races' future. But before he can carry this new species into the stars, Akin must reconcile with his own heritage in a world already torn in two.

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