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Multiple Nebula and Hugo award–winning author Octavia Butler’s epic and thought-provoking Patternist series has fascinated generations of readers, exploring the effects of power and what it means to be human.

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    Patternmaster by Octavia E. Butler

In the far future, the human race is divided into two groups striving for power. The Patternmaster rules over all, the leader of the telepathic Patternist race whose thoughts can destroy or heal at his whim. The only threat to his power are the Clayarks, mutant humans created by an alien pandemic, who now live either enslaved by the Patternists or in the wild.

Year: 1976
Genre: Dark FantasyTelepathy

    Mind of My Mind by Octavia E. Butler

Mary is a treacherous experiment. Her creator, an immortal named Doro, has molded the human race for generations, seeking out those with unusual talents like telepathy and breeding them into a new subrace of humans who obey his every command. The result is Mary: a young black woman living on the rough outskirts of Los Angeles in the 1970s, who has no idea how much power she will soon wield.

Year: 1977
Genre: Genetic EngineeringTelepathy

    Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

As the acclaimed Patternist science fiction series begins, two immortals meet in the long-ago past—and mankind’s destiny is changed forever.

Year: 1980
Genre: Genetic EngineeringScience Fiction

    Clay's Ark by Octavia E. Butler

In an alternate America marked by volatile class warfare, Blake Maslin is traveling with his teenage twin daughters when their car is ambushed. Their attackers appear sickly yet possess inhuman strength, and they transport Blake's family to an isolated compound. There, the three captives discover that the compound's residents have a highly contagious alien disease that has mutated their DNA to make them powerful, dangerous, and compelled to infect others.

Year: 1984
Genre: Science Fiction




Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1976Patternmaster by Octavia E. Butler Dark Fantasy, Telepathy, Patternist
1977Mind of My Mind by Octavia E. Butler Genetic Engineering, Telepathy, Patternist, Los Angeles
1980Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler Science Fiction, Genetic Engineering, Patternist
1984Clay's Ark by Octavia E. Butler Science Fiction, Patternist





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