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June Books 26) Dawn, by Octavia E. Butler

I thought this was a fascinating and gripping book, with Butler exploring symbiosis and slavery - topics she often returned to - in the context of renewing humanity after future disaster and alien intervention. In particular, her portrayal of human/alien intimacy, both physical and emotional, is pretty vivid without being titillating. Also commendably short. First of a trilogy; will look out for the other two.


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Jul. 20th, 2014 11:37 pm (UTC)
The sequels are good but contain a fair amount of repetition as they recap the prior volumes.
Jul. 21st, 2014 06:10 am (UTC)
Dawn was kind of an interesting book, but I enjoyed Mind of My Mind and Wild Seed best of all the Butler novels I've read.
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