Dawn

(Lilith's Brood #1)

248 pages

English language

Published Oct. 28, 1997 by Warner Books.

ISBN:
9780446603775
OCLC Number:
36801512

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4 stars (3 reviews)

Lilith Iyapo has just lost her husband and son when atomic fire consumes Earth—the last stage of the planet’s final war. Hundreds of years later Lilith awakes, deep in the hold of a massive alien spacecraft piloted by the Oankali—who arrived just in time to save humanity from extinction. They have kept Lilith and other survivors asleep for centuries, as they learned whatever they could about Earth. Now it is time for Lilith to lead them back to her home world, but life among the Oankali on the newly resettled planet will be nothing like it was before.

The Oankali survive by genetically merging with primitive civilizations—whether their new hosts like it or not. For the first time since the nuclear holocaust, Earth will be inhabited. Grass will grow, animals will run, and people will learn to survive the planet’s untamed wilderness. But their children will not be human. Not …

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5 stars

I couldn't stop myself from reading it. Once start, mate, this book wasn't leaving my hands. How long has it been since my last Butler book? Omg, she's such a good writer. The way she hooks you up is magic. If only her and Le Guin were a bit more queer and less binary in their writings, but, well...

Review of 'Dawn' on 'LibraryThing'

4 stars

I read this in a day and haven't stopped thinking about in the couple of weeks since. It's an incredibly uncomfortable read. At the end I was angry with Butler for writing such a grotesque scenario, but on reflection that reaction amounts to shooting the messenger. It's an absolutely brutal exploration of what complete loss of autonomy does to people

Review of 'Dawn' on 'LibraryThing'

4 stars

I read this in a day and haven't stopped thinking about in the couple of weeks since. It's an incredibly uncomfortable read. At the end I was angry with Butler for writing such a grotesque scenario, but on reflection that reaction amounts to shooting the messenger. It's an absolutely brutal exploration of what complete loss of autonomy does to people

Subjects

  • Fiction
  • Genetisch materiaal
  • Genetic engineering
  • Menselijk lichaam
  • Persoonlijke integriteit