LILITH’S BROOD Octavia Butler book review

Who are the beings that seeded earth? Where are they? Are they among us? Are they hybridized ape people? Can you discern the ancient lineage just by looking?

I’m getting old. Not unlike my complaint with Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower, this book is heavy on amorous propositions at inoperative times and location.

Let me ask you a question. If you were attempting to cross post-apocalyptic California on foot with nothing but a rucksack and a gun, how many times would you attempt to bang your fellow travelers? Would you be sexing a lot in burned out buildings and highway gutters?

If you are an advanced alien civilization capable of spanning entire solar systems,  would you save the dumb earthlings who destroyed their humanity so you could have threesomes with the men and women?

Octavia Butler loves to write about tentacled aliens having threesome sex.

The sex scenes are NOT explicit. Just enough to get you to consider what the alien is doing with all those tentacles!

Lilith’s Brood: Dawn, Adulthood Rites, and Imago (Xenogenesis Trilogy) by Butler, Octavia E.

Book last read: 2021-08-10 20:57:48
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Highlight: . On the other hand, if we endure our time here, we’ll get our world back. We’ll be put down on Earth as the first of the returning human colonists.

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Highlight: Let them learn that it isn’t shameful to be together with one another and with us.
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Highlight: What if, in spite of all she had seen and felt, this was some kind of hoax? How would it be perpetrated? Why would it be perpetrated?

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Highlight: She must get nonhumans to help her against her own people in a place that might or might not be on Earth.

 

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Highlight: We understand your feelings, eat your food, manipulate your genes. But we’re too complex for you to understand.

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Highlight: Stripping naked on the battlefield to lie down with the enemy.
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