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Wild Seed is a science fiction novel by American writer Octavia Butler. Although published in 1980 as the fourth book of the Patternist series, it is the earliest book in the chronology of the Patternist world.

Wild Seed is a science fiction novel by American writer Octavia Butler.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Doro is an entity who changes bodies like clothes, killing his hosts by reflex - or design. He fears no one - until he meets Anyanwu. and savage anyone who threatens those she loves. She fears no one - until she meets Doro. From African jungles to the colonies of America.

The Patternist Series. To Arthur Guy. To Ernestine Walker. DORO DISCOVERED THE WOMAN by accident when he went to see what was left of one of his seed villages. To Phyllis White for listening. BOOK ONE Covenant 1690. The village was a comfortable mud-walled place surrounded by grasslands and scattered trees. But Doro realized even before he reached it that its people were gone.

Wild Seed by Octavia Butler is book one in her Pattermaster Series. I am a huge fan of Octavia Butler and have loved many of her works. She writes about strong women.

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Read Wild Seed, by Octavia . utler online on Bookmate – As the acclaimed Patternist science fiction series begins, two immortals meet in the long-ago past-and mankind’s destiny is changed forever. As the acclaimed Patternist science fiction series begins, two immortals meet in the long-ago past-and mankind’s destiny is changed forever.

Wild Seed is not the first novel I've read by Octavia E. Butler, but it is the earliest. And it is a joy and a comfort to discover that she was as probing and engaging a writer back then as she is now. On the surface Wild Seed is about power and control. But beneath the surface, it's about so much more. And like all great science fiction, it sheds a bright light on our world now. Imagine the only two immortals on the planet locked in an inextricable relationship of hatred and need

Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler.

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Octavia Estelle Butler (June 22, 1947 – February 24, 2006) was an African-American science fiction author.

Octavia Estelle Butler (June 22, 1947 – February 24, 2006) was an African-American science fiction author. A multiple recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, she became in 1995 the first science-fiction writer to receive a MacArthur Fellowship. Butler was born in Pasadena, California. After her father died, she was raised by her widowed mother. Extremely shy as a child, Octavia found an outlet at the library reading fantasy, and in writing. She began writing science fiction as a teenager

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ISBN13: 978-0739456880

ISBN: 0739456881

Author: Octavia E. Butler

Category: Fantasy

Subcategory: Science Fiction

Language: English

Publisher: Science Fiction Book Club; Book Club (BCE/BOMC) edition (August 1, 2005)

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Rating: 4.8

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Arashitilar
‘Wild Seed’ is the first book in the famous ‘Patternist’ series (though it was not written first). It is also the first book by Butler that I’ve read but will definitely not be the last: this was a book that kept me reading far too late into the night because I just could not put it down.

The book starts off in 1690, in Africa, and ends in 1840s in the United States. It follows the immortal man/spirit Doro – born in Africa in the days of ancient Egypt, and Anyanwu, an African woman with astonishing powers that set her apart from everyone around her. Doro brings Anyanwu to America, and she becomes part of his “people”: an extensive group of individuals who are ruled by, and selectively bred by Doro to enhance their various special abilities.

With that as its starting point, ‘Wild Seed’ becomes a haunting, rich, and compelling story of Anyanwu’s struggle to survive in the new world under Doro’s rule, exploring themes like good and evil, slavery and oppression, race and eugenics, family and friendship, love and the essence of life itself: what makes life worth living? what is a good life? what is worth living for? what is worth dying for?

Butler’s cast of characters add to the richness of the book: they are all complex and conflicted, and even characters that pass by only briefly in the story are so well-written that they stay with you afterwards. And Anyanwu is one of the most interesting and likable literary characters I’ve encountered. She is a good, but flawed, person, fighting tooth and nail to stay true to herself and her own convictions, and to keep her freedom and self-determination – even under excruciatingly difficult circumstances.

‘Wild Seed’ is compelling, unique science fiction, and it’s a book that lingers in the mind long after you finish reading it.
Arashitilar
‘Wild Seed’ is the first book in the famous ‘Patternist’ series (though it was not written first). It is also the first book by Butler that I’ve read but will definitely not be the last: this was a book that kept me reading far too late into the night because I just could not put it down.

The book starts off in 1690, in Africa, and ends in 1840s in the United States. It follows the immortal man/spirit Doro – born in Africa in the days of ancient Egypt, and Anyanwu, an African woman with astonishing powers that set her apart from everyone around her. Doro brings Anyanwu to America, and she becomes part of his “people”: an extensive group of individuals who are ruled by, and selectively bred by Doro to enhance their various special abilities.

With that as its starting point, ‘Wild Seed’ becomes a haunting, rich, and compelling story of Anyanwu’s struggle to survive in the new world under Doro’s rule, exploring themes like good and evil, slavery and oppression, race and eugenics, family and friendship, love and the essence of life itself: what makes life worth living? what is a good life? what is worth living for? what is worth dying for?

Butler’s cast of characters add to the richness of the book: they are all complex and conflicted, and even characters that pass by only briefly in the story are so well-written that they stay with you afterwards. And Anyanwu is one of the most interesting and likable literary characters I’ve encountered. She is a good, but flawed, person, fighting tooth and nail to stay true to herself and her own convictions, and to keep her freedom and self-determination – even under excruciatingly difficult circumstances.

‘Wild Seed’ is compelling, unique science fiction, and it’s a book that lingers in the mind long after you finish reading it.
BroWelm
Anyanwu and Doro are two immortal beings. Doro is more of a spirit than a man. He lives through millennial by possessing other’s bodies, killing the original owners in the process. Anyanwu is a shape shifter who can constantly rejuvenate her body so that she stays young forever. Doro kills, Anyanwu heals. They are as opposite as they can be, and yet each is the only immortal the other knows. Wild Seed begins with the two coming into contact for the first time, when Doro happens upon the African village where Anyanwu’s living in the late 1600s and shows the relationship between them up until the late 1800s.

Wild Seed is easy to read, but there’s a lot going on underneath the surface. There’s so many different topics at play here – race, slavery, gender, sexuality. Basically, if it’s a topic relating to power structures, Wild Seed deals with it. It doesn’t deal much with LGBTQ themes, but I’m still listing it under the tag since Anyanwu has a wife at one point (happens between chapters) and could probably be considered bisexual.

Wild Seed deals with the difficulties of being immortal and the inherent loneliness of watching everyone you know die. This is the focal point of the relationship between Anyanwu and Doro. Anyanwu may not be able to condone what Doro does, but he’s the only person who will remain constant as the families she builds for herself die around her.

I hate Doro, but I think you’re supposed to hate him. He’s spent his extraordinary long life on a eugenics project, creating a race of people with special powers. He’s controlling and manipulative and thinks nothing of killing others. He wants people to be under his control, to respect and obey him in all things. But Anyanwu cannot respect him, and she does not always obey him. She’s wild seed – a talented person born outside his breeding programs.

I’m really not sure what to think about the relationship between Anyanwu and Doro. I really hope the ending wasn’t supposed to be an instance of the woman “changing” her man with her feminine influences, but I’m not sure. Anyanwu was also so passive. I really wanted to see her stand up to Doro and to oppose the things he did that she hated. But it feels more like she accepts powerlessness.

A large part of why I have these feelings is that I don’t think Wild Seed had a real conclusion. The book just sort of ends. There problems with Doro’s actions haven’t been dealt with. Maybe it’s because this is a first book in a series? I’d want to keep reading to find out what happens to Anyanwu, but I’ve heard she’s not the protagonist of the next one.

Do I recommend Wild Seed? Definitely. I can see why it’s considered a science fiction classic, one that I think I’d need to reread to appreciate more fully.
BroWelm
Anyanwu and Doro are two immortal beings. Doro is more of a spirit than a man. He lives through millennial by possessing other’s bodies, killing the original owners in the process. Anyanwu is a shape shifter who can constantly rejuvenate her body so that she stays young forever. Doro kills, Anyanwu heals. They are as opposite as they can be, and yet each is the only immortal the other knows. Wild Seed begins with the two coming into contact for the first time, when Doro happens upon the African village where Anyanwu’s living in the late 1600s and shows the relationship between them up until the late 1800s.

Wild Seed is easy to read, but there’s a lot going on underneath the surface. There’s so many different topics at play here – race, slavery, gender, sexuality. Basically, if it’s a topic relating to power structures, Wild Seed deals with it. It doesn’t deal much with LGBTQ themes, but I’m still listing it under the tag since Anyanwu has a wife at one point (happens between chapters) and could probably be considered bisexual.

Wild Seed deals with the difficulties of being immortal and the inherent loneliness of watching everyone you know die. This is the focal point of the relationship between Anyanwu and Doro. Anyanwu may not be able to condone what Doro does, but he’s the only person who will remain constant as the families she builds for herself die around her.

I hate Doro, but I think you’re supposed to hate him. He’s spent his extraordinary long life on a eugenics project, creating a race of people with special powers. He’s controlling and manipulative and thinks nothing of killing others. He wants people to be under his control, to respect and obey him in all things. But Anyanwu cannot respect him, and she does not always obey him. She’s wild seed – a talented person born outside his breeding programs.

I’m really not sure what to think about the relationship between Anyanwu and Doro. I really hope the ending wasn’t supposed to be an instance of the woman “changing” her man with her feminine influences, but I’m not sure. Anyanwu was also so passive. I really wanted to see her stand up to Doro and to oppose the things he did that she hated. But it feels more like she accepts powerlessness.

A large part of why I have these feelings is that I don’t think Wild Seed had a real conclusion. The book just sort of ends. There problems with Doro’s actions haven’t been dealt with. Maybe it’s because this is a first book in a series? I’d want to keep reading to find out what happens to Anyanwu, but I’ve heard she’s not the protagonist of the next one.

Do I recommend Wild Seed? Definitely. I can see why it’s considered a science fiction classic, one that I think I’d need to reread to appreciate more fully.
Anazan
Honestly almost gave it three stars. First half incredibly hard to read. Just slow and the two main characters we have are not enough. Doro is quite simply a great hurdle and a terrible character. Never changing, stubborn, obstinate, and full of hubris until the end. Now i read these books out of chronological order and instead in publication order and well Doro doesnt really grow from one story to another except with Emma. And she doesnt really change either just oscillates from hate to love to resentment to strong and independent and fearful. Now the last third of the story is compelling as our heroine breaks free from Doro and the slave, master, benign dictator dynamic is interesting to ponder but really thats about it. So if youre into the series this story answers or clarifies alot questions but does nt seem to stand on its own to me. But the writing is good and you will finish it a day. So it stays away from three star land
Anazan
Honestly almost gave it three stars. First half incredibly hard to read. Just slow and the two main characters we have are not enough. Doro is quite simply a great hurdle and a terrible character. Never changing, stubborn, obstinate, and full of hubris until the end. Now i read these books out of chronological order and instead in publication order and well Doro doesnt really grow from one story to another except with Emma. And she doesnt really change either just oscillates from hate to love to resentment to strong and independent and fearful. Now the last third of the story is compelling as our heroine breaks free from Doro and the slave, master, benign dictator dynamic is interesting to ponder but really thats about it. So if youre into the series this story answers or clarifies alot questions but does nt seem to stand on its own to me. But the writing is good and you will finish it a day. So it stays away from three star land
Whitesmasher
I only ran into this writer within the past year. I'm sorry I didn't do so earlier, because I'd recommend everything of hers I've read so far (this series and the Seed series, or whatever it's called).

The series is about a person who accidently finds out he is immortal, not in the normal sense, but in the fact he can displace himself into another body. Over time he finds other 'mutants' with other powers that he ends up trying to breed over centuries of time.
Whitesmasher
I only ran into this writer within the past year. I'm sorry I didn't do so earlier, because I'd recommend everything of hers I've read so far (this series and the Seed series, or whatever it's called).

The series is about a person who accidently finds out he is immortal, not in the normal sense, but in the fact he can displace himself into another body. Over time he finds other 'mutants' with other powers that he ends up trying to breed over centuries of time.