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Love the short stories

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Favorite short story was the book of Martha!As for the quality of the actual physical book, I was very disappointed that the pa...  Read More

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Very good output by one of my favorite authors. Read almost all of her novels and wanted to give this short story collection a ...  Read More

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    After all, there isn't that much plot to a short story.


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    Well, first of all, i can say that the title story is one of the most disturbing things i have ever read.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    And i can say that there are two essays about writing in here.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The most interesting of the stories was her novella bloodchild, which is about a child that is about to be sexually adopted by some alien worm-thing.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    After each story, butler included a short essay of what she intended the story to mean or background in her life when the story was written.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    And there's also something to say for the readers' interpretation regardless of intended meaning.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    This little book is well worth your time if you are interested in deeper cultural issues of race, slavery, and sexuality - possibly even if you are not specifically interested in science fiction and fantasy.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Her stories seemed to be themed around the idea that any kind of 'alien' called into question the idea of an individuals humanity.

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