Nuclear war had nearly destroyed mankind when the Oankali came to the rescue, saving humanity—but at a price. The Oankali survive by mixing their DNA with that of other species, and now on Earth they have permitted no child to be born without an Oankali parent. The first true hybrid is a boy named Akin—son of Lilith Iyapo— and to the naked eye he looks human, for now.
At once a coming-of-age story, science fiction adventure, and philosophical exploration, Butler’s ambitious and breathtaking novel ultimately raises the question of what it means to be human.
- ISBN: 9781453263686 |
- Hardcover: 304 pages |
- Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy |
- Publication date: Jul 24, 2012 |
- Language: English |
- Format: Ebook