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In a world devastated by nuclear war with humanity on the edge of extinction, aliens finally make contact. They rescue those humans they can, keeping most survivors in suspended animation while the aliens begin the slow process of rehabilitating the planet. When Lilith Iyapo is "awakened," she finds that she has been chosen to revive her fellow humans in small groups by first preparing them to meet the utterly terrifying aliens, then training them to survive on the wilderness that the planet has become. But the aliens cannot help humanity without altering it forever. Bonded to the aliens in ways no human has ever known, Lilith tries to fight them even as her own species comes to fear and loathe her. A stunning story of invasion and alien contact by one of science fiction's finest writers. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
Octavia E. Butler was the first black woman to come to international prominence as a science fiction writer. Incorporating powerful, spare language and rich, well-developed characters, her work tackled race, gender, religion, poverty, power, politics, and science in a way that touched readers of all backgrounds. Butler was a towering figure in life and in her art and the world noticed; highly acclaimed by reviewers, she received numerous awards, including a MacArthur "genius" grant, both the Hugo and Nebula awards, the Langston Hughes Medal, as well as a PEN Lifetime Achievement award. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
I've tried a few times using the narration for books with the kindle unlimited service and could never get past a couple of pages. The narration with this book was excellent. Read morePublished 10 days ago by ImFallonaSummerDay
I originally read this book over a year ago and am just now getting around to writing a review. There are many variables in the style and content of good science-fiction writers. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Robert Steven Thomas
Dawn is a tremendously meaningful start to the Xenogenesis Trilogy. Butler explores what it means to be human in the face of devastating adversity. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Meanwhile, Melinda
This is exactly what I was looking for. Science fiction at its best.Published 27 days ago by Wordscat
This review is for the entire Xenogenesis Trilogy aka Lilith's Brood. I was Introduced to Octavia E. Butler by another sci-fi loving friend of mine. Read morePublished 1 month ago by nolagal
The first book I've read by this author. I'm not a huge sci fi fan so I was pleasantly surprised by my eagerness for the plot to continue. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cheyenne Morgan
Incredible read! Didn't want to put it down. Incredible descriptions, easy to follow story line, and it pulled me in wanting more.Published 2 months ago by Jehan H.
At its best, science fiction illuminates the human condition by exploring our emotions and our behavior in a context that violates our sense of reality and challenges us to look... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mal Warwick