Dawn: Xenogenesis

TitleDawn: Xenogenesis
Year for Search1987
AuthorsButler, Octavia [Estelle](1947-2006)
Date Published1987
PublisherWarner Books
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsAfrican-American author, Female author
Annotation

Post-catastrophe novel in which the few remaining humans are rescued by aliens. The alien society is presented as eutopian. The aliens restore earth and slightly redesign humans, who deeply resent it. Humans seem apt to recreate the dystopia that had been our civilization. First volume of a trilogy. The other volumes trace the experiences of the humans who have been altered and their relations with both the Oankali and unaltered humans. see her Adulthood Rites. New York: Warner Books. 1988. Rpt. in her Lilith’s Brood (New York: Warner Aspect, 2000), 249-517; and Imago. New York: Warner Books. 1989. Rpt. in her Lilith’s Brood (New York: Warner Aspect, 2000), 519-746

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in her Lilith’s Brood (New York: Warner Aspect, 2000), 1-248.

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Author Note

African-American female author (1947-2006).

Full Text

1987 Butler, Octavia [Estelle] (1947-2006). Dawn: Xenogenesis. New York: Warner Books. Rpt. in her Lilith’s Brood (New York: Warner Aspect, 2000), 1-248. PSt

Post-catastrophe novel in which the few remaining humans are rescued by aliens. The alien society is presented as eutopian. The aliens restore earth and slightly redesign humans, who deeply resent it. Humans seem apt to recreate the dystopia that had been our civilization. First volume of a trilogy. The other volumes trace the experiences of the humans who have been altered and their relations with both the Oankali and unaltered humans. see her Adulthood Rites. New York: Warner Books. 1988. Rpt. in her Lilith’s Brood (New York: Warner Aspect, 2000), 249-517; and Imago. New York: Warner Books, 1989. Rpt. in her Lilith’s Brood (New York: Warner Aspect, 2000), 519-746