Dawn – Octavia Butler

Dawn (Xenogenesis, Bk. 1)
Hmm – do I have a cool title for this review?.
Dawn by Octavia Butler.  Book one of Lilith’s Brood.
Stars: Four and a half of five.
Alibris summary: Lilith lyapo awoke from a centuries-long sleep to find herself aboard the vast spaceship of the Oankali. Creatures covered in writhing tentacles, the Oankali had saved every surviving human from a dying, ruined Earth. They healed the planet, cured cancer, increased strength, and were now ready to  Lilith lead her people back to Earth–but for a price.
Why I read it and provenance: June reading challenge wherever that was.

Lilith's Brood


I will finish up now with some rambly thoughts.

Interesting mental shift from Lilith-as-prisoner to the actual SF milieu.

Lilith – according to C.S. Lewis, wasn’t she Adam’s first, demon/djinn wife? Or, look at this Lilith as an Eve parallel.  Djwhatsit is the snake, and there’s even a fruit, though I think it was a banana.

really a fast read. Now at a three month remove, it’s hard to remember quite exactly what the experience was like… A bit trippy.


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