HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES: For expected delivery by December 25th, we (and the USPS) recommend ordering no later than 12/14/2020 for Standard (Media Mail) & by 12/16/2020 for Priority Mail. Please note: we can't guarantee delivery times but always do our best to get your orders delivered in time. Thanks y'all!

Adulthood Rites (Xenogenesis) by Octavia Butler

Adulthood Rites (Xenogenesis) by Octavia Butler

Vendor
Reparations Club
Regular price
$16.99
Sale price
$16.99
Shipping calculated at checkout.

From the award-winning author of Parable of the Sower: After the near-extinction of the human race, one young man with extraordinary gifts will reveal whether the human race can learn from its past and rebuild their future...or is doomed to self-destruction.

In the future, nuclear war has destroyed nearly all humankind. An alien race intervenes, saving the small group of survivors from certain death. But their salvation comes at a cost.

The Oankali are able to read and mutate genetic code, and they use these skills for their own survival, interbreeding with new species to constantly adapt and evolve. They value the intelligence they see in humankind but also know that the species-rigidly bound to destructive social hierarchies-is destined for failure. They are determined that the only way forward is for the two races to produce a new hybrid species—and they will not tolerate rebellion.

Akin looks like an ordinary human child. But as the first true human-alien hybrid, he is born understanding language, then starts to form sentences at two months old. He can see at a molecular level and kill with a touch. More powerful than any human or Oankali, he will be the architect of both races' future. But before he can carry this new species into the stars, Akin must reconcile with his own heritage in a world already torn in two.

 

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Warner Aspect Books; Reprint edition (April 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446603783
  • ISBN-13: 9780446603782
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds