Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

The novel follows the epic, centuries-spanning tale of two immortal beings, Doro and Anyanwu, who possess extraordinary powers. Doro, a male spirit who survives through the ages by transferring his consciousness into other bodies, seeks to breed a new race of superhumans. Anyanwu, a shape-shifting woman with the ability to heal herself and others, becomes both Doro's partner and adversary. Their complex relationship, marked by both collaboration and conflict, explores themes of power, control, and the evolution of humanity as they travel from the ancient African continent to the plantations of the New World, all while grappling with their own natures and the moral implications of their actions.

The 6739th greatest book of all time


Published
1980
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
250-300
Words
76,000
Original Language
English

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