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   Imago
The Xenogenesis Series, Book III
by Octavia E. Butler
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Category: SciFi - Fantasy - Horror
Code: 120 |  ISBN: 0446603635 |  220 pp. |  Publication Date: 1989
Publisher: Aspect
Format: Mass Market
See Also
Dawn by Octavia E. Butler
Adulthood Rites by Octavia E. Butler
About this book
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 future of both humans and Oankali rests 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 which makes them human.

The classic trilogy comprises of: Dawn, Adulthood Rites, and Imago


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