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Octavia E. Butler (Author)
"When Lilith Iyapo wakes from a deep sleep, she finds herself aboard a vast spaceship, haunted by confused memories of a nuclear war that ravaged the world. She discovers that she is being held by the Oankali, a seemingly benevolent alien race that intervened in the human race's extinction, rescuing the survivors from their ruined planet and placing them in a coma-like sleep for centuries. Now the restored Earth is ready for inhabitants, and the Oankali want Lilith to help awaken the rest of the survivors and rebuild human-kind. But the Oankali have needs of their own... and salvation comes at a price. Soon Lilith must choose how much of humanity she is willing to sacrifice for the future of her race." -- Back cover
Print Book, English, 2021
First trade paperback edition View all formats and editions
Grand Central Publishing, New York, 2021
Fictional Work
308 pages ; 21 cm.
9781538753712, 1538753715
Includes reading group guide and excerpt from Adulthood Rites ©1988