The Resource Unexpected stories, Octavia E. Butler, (ebook)

Unexpected stories, Octavia E. Butler, (ebook)

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Unexpected stories
Title
Unexpected stories
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Octavia E. Butler
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Language
eng
Summary
An NPR Books Great Read of 2014: Two never-before-published stories from the archives of one of science fiction's all-time masters The novella "A Necessary Being" showcases Octavia E. Butler's ability to create alien yet fully believable "others." Tahneh's father was a Hao, one of a dwindling race whose leadership abilities render them so valuable that their members are captured and forced to govern. When her father dies, Tahneh steps into his place, both chief and prisoner, and for twenty years has ruled without ever meeting another of her kind. She bears her loneliness privately until the day that a Hao youth is spotted wandering into her territory. As her warriors sharpen their weapons, Tahneh must choose between imprisoning the newcomer-and living the rest of her life alone. The second story in this volume, "Childfinder," was commissioned by Harlan Ellison for his legendary (and never-published) anthology The Last Dangerous Visions<U+00d6>. A disaffected telepath connects with a young girl in a desperate attempt to help her harness her growing powers. But in the richly evocative fiction of Octavia E. Butler, mentorship is a rocky path, and every lesson comes at a price. Harlan Ellison and Dangerous Visions are registered trademarks of the Kilimanjaro Corporation.Àll rights reserved
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Butler, Octavia E
Dewey number
813.54
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Prisoners
  • Telepathy
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adult
Label
Unexpected stories, Octavia E. Butler, (ebook)
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unknown
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1 online resource
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781497601376
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11559444
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remote
Stock number
11559444
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MWT11559444
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Unexpected stories, Octavia E. Butler, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781497601376
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11559444
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11559444
System control number
MWT11559444
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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