Wild seed

(SFBC 50th anniversary collection -- 21)

Wild seed (Hardcover, 2005, SFBC)

Hardcover, 245 pages

Published Aug. 8, 2005 by SFBC.

ISBN:
9780739456880
OCLC Number:
73175645

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4 stars (12 reviews)

Doro is an immortal, body-stealing spirit who seeks and breeds outcasts with special abilities. He meets Anyanwu, an immortal, shape-shifting, healer woman who has the abilities he breeds for. She submits to him but refuses to be controlled by him.

13 editions

Review of 'Wild seed' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Butler's way of introducing a superhuman premise up front in a matter-of-fact way then getting right to the implications for human characters and works well. You can feel strong undercurrents while engaging with a good story. Looking forward to continuing the series.

Review of 'Wild seed' on 'LibraryThing'

4 stars

This was one of the most disturbing, uncomfortable books I have ever read, because it goes so deep into dehumanisation by those who wield power. And yet I finished it in a week because the key characters and the strange world Butler set up were so compelling.

Review of 'Wild seed' on 'LibraryThing'

4 stars

This was one of the most disturbing, uncomfortable books I have ever read, because it goes so deep into dehumanisation by those who wield power. And yet I finished it in a week because the key characters and the strange world Butler set up were so compelling.

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Subjects

  • African American women -- Fiction.
  • Women healers -- Fiction.