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by Tracey Leigh,Octavia E. Butler

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Author:
Tracey Leigh,Octavia E. Butler
ISBN13:
978-0792746713
ISBN:
0792746716
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Publisher:
Blackstone Pub; Unabridged edition (January 1, 2007)
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Fantasy
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Fledgling is a science fiction vampire novel by American writer Octavia E. Butler, published in 2005.

Fledgling is a science fiction vampire novel by American writer Octavia E. The novel tells the story of Shori, a 53-year-old member of the Ina species, who appears to be a ten-year-old African-American girl. The Ina are nocturnal, long-lived, and derive sustenance by drinking human blood. Though they are physically superior to humans, both in strength and ability to heal from injury, the Ina depend on humans to survive

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A master storyteller, Butler casts an unflinching eye on racism, sexism, poverty, and ignorance and lets the reader see the terror and beauty of human nature. The Washington Post This is the story of an apparently young.

Octavia E. Butler, Tracey Leigh (Narrator). Fledgling (MP3 CD). Published January 1st 2007 by BBC Audiobooks America. Author(s): Octavia E. ISBN: 1602830002 (ISBN13: 9781602830004).

Home Octavia E. Butler Fledgling. This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is coincidental. Except as permitted under the .

Fledgling, the late Octavia E. Butlers final novel, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly unhuman needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: she is in fact a genetically modified. Butlers final novel, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly unhuman needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: she is in fact a genetically modified, vampire. Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must at the same time learn who wantedand still wantsto destroy her and those she cares for and how she can save herself. Fledgling is a captivating novel that tests the limits of otherness and questions what it means to be truly human. Butler (Author), Tracey Leigh (Narrator), Inc. Blackstone Audio (Publisher). Get this audiobook plus a second, free. put an entirely fresh spin on the oldest boogymen haunting our nights. This is the first novel of Octavia Butler I've ever read and I was sad to learn she had passed. I intend to read all of her works and if the rest are anywhere near as good as "Fledgling", she has left us with a wonderful legacy of her life and talent.

Fledgling, Octavia Butler�s first new novel in seven years, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly unhuman needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: She is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire. Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must at the same time learn who wanted-and still wants-to destroy her and those she cares for and how she can save herself. Butler is one of the finest voices in fiction-period. "The Washington Post Book World Readers familiar with. Octavia E. Butler is the author of 11 novels, including Kindred, Dawn, and Parable of the Sower.

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Narrated by Tracey Leigh. Fledgling, the late Octavia E. Butler’s final novel, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly unhuman needs.

Fledgling, the late Octavia E. Butler's final novel, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly unhuman needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: she is in fact a genetically modified, fifty-three-year-old vampire.

Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must at the same time learn who wanted-and still wants-to destroy her and those she cares for and how she can save herself. Fledgling is a captivating novel that tests the limits of "otherness" and questions what it means to be truly human.

  • I'm a huge fan of Octavia Butler, though her writing can make me squirm at times. This was the last of her novels I hadn't read, so I started it, not even knowing what it was about. When I realised it was a vampire story, I nearly put it down, because that genre of fantasy doesn't interest me in the least. But something had already piqued my interest, despite my discomfort with the subject, so I kept reading... and got completely hooked. Butler's conception of vampires both acknowledges and far transcends the common mythology and movie portrayals; it is far more complex and interesting. Through the eyes and experiences of the central character and a fascinating, page-turning plot, Butler challenges the reader with some of the most profound moral issues facing humanity, especially racism, responsibility, loyalty and honour, what is "family," and the possibilities for loving relationships and commitment. Far beyond the suspension of disbelief required to accept vampirism - especially this novel concept of vampirism - the reader is stretched to "think outside the box" of relationships as most of us have been conditioned to do. There's plenty here to give humans pause to consider new and liberating possibilities. An excellent choice for readers of enquiring minds and compassionate hearts.

  • An oh-so original take on the vampire mythos, "Fledgling" is a compelling and difficult to put down novel which does something I didn't think was still possible....put an entirely fresh spin on the oldest boogymen haunting our nights. This is the first novel of Octavia Butler I've ever read and I was sad to learn she had passed. I intend to read all of her works and if the rest are anywhere near as good as "Fledgling", she has left us with a wonderful legacy of her life and talent.

  • While I did enjoy this novel, it was not her best. It works as a stand alone, but she has intended it to be a series before she died. I would have been interested to see where she took the story.

    The novel shares some themes with her Xenogenesis series, commonly referred to as the Lilith's Brood trilogy. She asks a lot of questions about being and belonging and delves into personal change, fitting in, conforming (or not), sense of self, and dependence among other things. While she explored all of those things to a really stunning degree of introspection and awareness in (particularly the first novel of) Lilith's Brood and with a setting and story that was unlike anything else I've read, I feel like Fledgling was a rehash, with a more conventional setting and characters. In comparison it lacked the depth and sometimes painful honesty of the other tale and certainly the uniqueness. I probably would have been happier with this book if I'd read it first, but had it been my introduction to Octavia Butler, I'm not sure I would have been as eager to seek out her other novels. And if you don't read at least Dawn you're missing out.

  • From the initial impression, reading the first page, to the fuller insights throughout the story, I have never read a Vampire book more captivating than this. As tenuous as some of Shori's newfound family of friends came to be, I never lost the singular focus of Shori. Vampire politics and Genetic Experimenting aside, this book introduces the reader to a unique premise that no other author has been able to introduce. Like most of Butler's book characters, Shori is wholly unique as a subject, with her physical appearance only being a secondary insight. Despite the sociopolitical subplots, which offers interesting reading, Shori's future story is ( was ) one to look forward to. There were many more stories and challenges that lay ahead. Sadly the author passed away before a followup story could be written.

    For those familiar with Ms Butler's other works, such as the " Lilith's Brood series " and " Wildseed ", Butler's " Fledgling " will come as a welcomed treat. On the other hand, this current work opened up a entirely new perspective and possible book series. Too bad readers won't experience that possibility .

  • If there is one thing, one phrase, one idea that I have come to dislike when it comes to discussing fiction it is that themes and allegories have to be subtle, especially when it comes to genre fiction like fantasy or science fiction. Part of my reasoning for the dislike stems from this phrasing often being used as justification by fans to avoid discussion about elements of media that they like that may make them uncomfortable and may make them dislike aforementioned media. It also tends to be use by creators as a kind of deflection to avoid critical analyses of their work. Now to be clear, I am not suggesting that having one's themes be more apparent automatically makes a terrible story better. Nor am I suggesting that stories in which the themes are not the main focus or serious automatically worse in my eyes. Yet I believe that part of my disenchantment with much of modern speculative fiction is in part due to many creators taken this maxim to heart, leading to stories that lack an identity, leading to cookie-cutter fabrications rather than stories with unique identities. Furthermore I think when people used the word subtle in that phrase, they really are referring more to nuance. Issues, like racism or xenophobia, are deceptive in their simplicity. And many creators tend to approach these issues with an often less than satisfactory approach, often breaching a theme and suggesting a position that is not supported by the story or actions of the main characters. This is why I can appreciate a book like Fledging, a book that can deftly handle these and other issues with insight and nuance while unequivocally taking a stance on said issues. With unique characters, ideas, plot, and themes that actually support one another, it makes for an interesting read.