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Imago

Author: Octavia E. Butler
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2012-07-24
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1453263691
Rating: 4.3/5 (91 downloads)

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The stunning conclusion to a postapocalyptic trilogy about an alien species merging with humans—from “one of science fiction’s finest writers” (TheNew York Times). Human and Oankali have been mating since the aliens first came to Earth to rescue the few survivors of an annihilating nuclear war. The Oankali began a massive breeding project, guided by the ooloi, a sexless subspecies capable of manipulating DNA, in the hope of eventually creating a perfect starfaring race. Jodahs is supposed to be just another hybrid of human and Oankali, but as he begins his transformation to adulthood he finds himself becoming ooloi—the first ever born to a human mother. As his body changes, Jodahs develops the ability to shapeshift, manipulate matter, and cure or create disease at will. If this frightened young man is able to master his new identity, Jodahs could prove the savior of what’s left of mankind. Or, if he is not careful, he could become a plague that will destroy this new race once and for all. Readers of Ursula K. Le Guin and N. K. Jemisin will be fascinated by bestselling author Octavia Butler’s thought-provoking and compelling vision of humanity. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.

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Moving Beyond Boundaries (Vol. 2)

Author: Carole Boyce-Davies
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 1995-04
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 0814712398
Rating: 4.2/5 (98 downloads)

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The Emergence of Trans

Author: Ruth Pearce
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2019-07-23
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 1351381555
Rating: 4.1/5 (55 downloads)

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This book represents the vanguard of new work in the rapidly growing arena of Trans Studies. Thematically organised, it brings together studies from an international, cross-disciplinary range of contributors to address a range of questions pertinent to the emergence of trans lives and discourses. Examining the ways in which the emergence of trans challenges, develops and extends understandings of gender and reconfigures everyday lives, it asks how trans lives and discourses articulate and contest with issues of rights, education and popular common-sense. With attention to the question of how trans has shaped and been shaped by new modes of social action and networking, The Emergence of Trans also explores what the proliferation of trans representation across multiple media forms and public discourse suggests about the wider cultural moment, and considers the challenges presented for health care, social policy, gender and sexuality theory, and everyday articulations of identity. As such, it will appeal to scholars and students of gender and sexuality studies, as well as activists, professionals and individuals interested in trans lives and discourses.

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Fictions at Work

Author: Mary M. Talbot
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2014-09-19
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 1317896564
Rating: 4.6/5 (64 downloads)

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In this book, Mary Talbot shows how fiction works in the constitution and reproduction of social life. She discusses both `high' and `low' fiction, combining discussion of social context with language analysis. Examples are taken from children's tales, romance, horror and science in her language analysis.

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Posthuman Bodies

Author: Judith M. Halberstam
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 1995-12-22
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780253115584
Rating: 4.3/5 (155 downloads)

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"... will draw a wide readership from the ranks of literary critics, film scholars, science studies scholars and the growing legion of 'literature and science' researchers. It should be among the essentials in a posthumanist toolbox." -- Richard Doyle Automatic teller machines, castrati, lesbians, The Terminator: all participate in the profound technological, representation, sexual, and theoretical changes in which bodies are implicated. Posthuman Bodies addresses new interfaces between humans and technology that are radically altering the experience of our own and others' bodies.

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Reading Octavia E. Butler

Author: John Lennard
Publsiher: eBook Partnership
Total Pages: 121
Release: 2012-10-04
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1847602088
Rating: 4.2/5 (88 downloads)

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Octavia Butler's premature and sudden death in 2006 has been very widely lamented, unhappily confirming her influence as a vital African-American and female pioneer in SF. Xenogenesis (retitled Lilith's Brood in 2000) is one of Butler's most important works, and comprises the novels Dawn (1987), Adulthood Rites (1988), and Imago (1989). The Notes cover Octavia Butler's life and work; the background and structure of the trilogy; (Black) SF in relation to race and gender; the tradition of dystopias; and the work in genetics that is central to the plot. The Annotations pay special attention to the feminist and racial critique of human behaviour, and to the scientific and religious themes that develop throughout the trilogy. Each of the three novels is dealt with book-by-book and chapter-by-chapter. An Essay, called 'The Strange Determination of Octavia Butler', considers the trilogy's two very different umbrella-titles and Butler's unusual use of genetic science, especially the discovery of mitochondrial DNA, to critique racial essentialism. It also argues for her use of cellular organelles as an metaphor for the African Diaspora driven by slavery. The Bibliography provides a complete listing of works by Octavia Butler, including short stories and work published on-line. It also has sections detailing works about 'Octavia Butler and SF' and 'Useful Reference Works'.

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The Bloomsbury Handbook to Octavia E. Butler

Author: Gregory J. Hampton
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2020-02-20
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1350079642
Rating: 4.9/5 (42 downloads)

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Octavia E. Butler is widely recognized today as one of the most important figures in contemporary science fiction. Bringing together leading and emerging scholars and covering Butler's complete works from the bestselling novel Kindred, to her short stories and major novel sequences Patternmaster, Xenogenesis and The Parables, this is the most comprehensive Companion to Butler scholarship available today. The Bloomsbury Handbook to Octavia E. Butler covers the full range of contemporary scholarly themes and approaches to the author's work, including: · Cyborgs and the posthuman · Race and African American history · Afrofuturism · Gender and sexuality · New perspectives from Religious Studies, the Environmental Humanities and Disability Studies · New discoveries from the Butler archives at the Huntington Library The book includes a comprehensive bibliography of works by Butler and secondary scholarship on her work as well as an afterword by the novelist Tananarive Due.

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Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Review Annual

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Total Pages: 736
Release: 1990
Genre: Fantasy fiction
ISBN:
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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Love, Power and Knowledge

Author: Hilary Rose
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2013-07-03
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 0745668461
Rating: 4.8/5 (61 downloads)

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In this book Hilary Rose develops new terms for thinking about science and feminism, locating the feminist criticism of science as both integral to the feminist movement and to the radical science movement.

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Reading Octavia E Butler: Xenogenesis

Author: John Lennard
Publsiher: Humanities-Ebooks
Total Pages:
Release:
Genre: Education
ISBN: 1847602843
Rating: 4.2/5 (43 downloads)

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Moving Beyond Boundaries

Author: Carole Boyce Davies
Publsiher: Pluto Press (UK)
Total Pages: 348
Release: 1995
Genre: African literature
ISBN: 9780745308821
Rating: 4.5/5 (88 downloads)

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Envisioning the Future

Author: Marleen S. Barr
Publsiher: Wesleyan University Press
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2003-09-03
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780819566522
Rating: 4.9/5 (665 downloads)

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13 writers speculate on the future of SF. Contributors include James Gunn, Harlan Ellison, Marge Piercy, Kim Stanley Robinson and Walter Mosley.

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Frankenstein's Daughters

Author: Jane Donawerth
Publsiher: Syracuse University Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 1997-04-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780815603955
Rating: 4.5/5 (39 downloads)

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Looks at science fiction and utopian literature written by women, employing feminist, social, and cultural theory to identify new forms of science fiction that emerge from women writers as they address problems of the male-oriented genre. Examines work by authors including Mary Shelley, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Anne McCaffrey. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Cumulative Book Index

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Total Pages:
Release: 1991
Genre: American literature
ISBN:
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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A world list of books in the English language.

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British Book News

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Total Pages: 948
Release: 1989
Genre: Best books
ISBN:
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror

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Total Pages: 608
Release: 1990
Genre: Fantasy fiction
ISBN:
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A comprehensive bibliography of books and short fiction published in the English language.

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No Cure for the Future

Author: Gary Westfahl
Publsiher: Praeger
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2002
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN:
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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Offers a broad study of the history of medicine in science fiction and fantasy literature and film as well as detailed examinations of some of the field's greatest works.