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.
Other reviews of Dawn (added by me, not generated)
- There’s quite a cluster of reviews and essays about Dawn from January and February 2010. Can’t be coincidence. Anyhow, here is two of the essays -One about beauty and appearance, kinda 😉 and this What Makes an Alien Alien?
- Then, something that looks less like homework and more like a PhD – don’t worry, there is a video: The Absence of Meat in Oankali Dietary Philosophy: An Eco-Feminist-Vegan Analysis of Octavia Butler’s Dawn
Would you like me to link your review? Let me know in a comment, and I will add the link here.