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Imago (1989) [Novel]
by Octavia E. Butler Rating: Weighted - 8.0 / Average - 8.0 of 10 (8 votes) (Rate!)
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Series: Xenogenesis
Part: 3

Summary (From the publisher):

Child of the Earth and stars, Jodahs can shapeshift, heal the maimed, cure cancer, create contagion with every breath, or mutate the ground with a touch. Jodahs is an ooloi, a being beyond gender, born with the alien Oankali power to mix pure DNA within its body. But the child is also the first ooloi born to a human mother, and its destiny is unknown. The futures of both humans and Oankali rest in one young being's successful metamorphosis into adulthood.

Jodahs can become a mad, living plague -- or a bridge of peace. Its challenge is to reconcile its galactic heritage of gene trading with the rage of a people facing a terrifying dilemma. For human children will inherit the universe only if they lose all that makes them human.

Original title: Imago
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionBleak FuturesNuclear Holocaust/Post-Apocalypse
FictionScience FictionAlien Beings
FictionScience FictionSex & Gender Roles

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Lilith's Brood (2000) [Omnibus Volume]
      Author: Octavia E. Butler

Edition #1: Imago

Imago (1989)
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Language: English

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Imago (1989)

ISBN: 0446603635

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