Bloodchild and Other Stories (Paperback)
A brilliant collection of short stories and essays by one of the greatest minds in science fiction.
As you enter into the grotesquely beautiful universe of Octavia Butler, you will find yourself confronted not only by insectile aliens and epidemics, but also by masterfully intertwined interpretations of society that critique social constructs of gender, speech, race, class, and religion. In Bloodchild and Other Stories, Butler artfully brings into question the purpose of violence, addiction, the evils of capitalism, and the functions of society. She also gifts the readers Afterwords between the stories, giving this collection an intimate, personal feel like none other.
Allow Butler to unlock your mind and stir your imagination as you experience the genius that is… Bloodchild. -- Alex M., Bookseller
Like all of Octavia Butler’s best writing, these works of the imagination are parables of the contemporary world. She proves constant in her vigil, an unblinking pessimist hoping to be proven wrong, and one of contemporary literature’s strongest voices.
“An outstanding short story collection … [Butler] is an impressive writer whose work displays how science fiction readily transcends the perceived stylistic limitations of the genre.” —St. Petersburg Times
“Butler graces new mansions of thought with her eloquent, distinguished, and poignant prose. Although this book is little in size, its ideas and aims are splendidly large.” —Booklist