Fledgling: A Novel
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  • Hardcover
  • 352
  • October 2005
  • 9781583226902

Fledgling: A Novel

Octavia E. Butler

Fledgling, Octavia Butler's first new novel in seven years, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly un-human needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: she is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire. Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must at the same time learn who wanted—and still wants—to destroy her and those she cares for, and how she can save herself. Fledgling is a captivating novel that tests the limits of "otherness" and questions what it means to be truly human.

REVIEWS

"Octavia E. Butler is one of the finest voices in fiction—period … A master storyteller, Butler casts an unflinching eye on racism, sexism, poverty, and ignorance and lets the reader see the terror and beauty of human nature." —Washington Post Book World

"Readers familiar with … Parable of the Sower and Bloodchild will recall that [Butler] never asks easy questions or settles for easy answers." —Gerald Jonas, The New York Times

About Octavia E. Butler

"All that you touch you change." — Octavia E. Butler (1947–2006)

A writer who, in book after book, imagined richly the dark future for which we have destined ourselves and offered hope for improving it, OCTAVIA E. BUTLER is recognized as one of the bravest and smartest of American fiction writers. A 1995 MacArthur Award winner, Butler transcended genre even as she was awarded science fiction's top prizes, the Nebula and Hugo Awards. She reached readers of all ages, all races, all sexual persuasions. An impassioned voice for inclusion and early proponent of afrofuturism, Butler died in 2006 at the age of 58. She remains an inspiration to her international readership, which continues to grow, and has spawned several generations of devoted followers.

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