|Imago (1989) [Novel]|
by Octavia E. Butler
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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
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Bleak Futures→ Nuclear Holocaust/Post-Apocalypse
Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Alien Beings
Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Sex & Gender Roles
This work is a subwork of the following works :
Lilith's Brood (2000) [Omnibus Volume]
Author: Octavia E. Butler