Lilith's Brood - Octavia E. Butler

Lilith's Brood

By Octavia E. Butler

  • Release Date: 2012-07-24
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
From 191 Ratings


The complete series about an alien species that could save humanity after nuclear apocalypse—or destroy it—from “one of science fiction’s finest writers” (The New York Times).

The newest stage in human evolution begins in outer space. Survivors of a cataclysmic nuclear war awake to find themselves being studied by the Oankali, tentacle-covered galactic travelers whose benevolent appearance hides their surprising plan for the future of mankind. The Oankali arrive not just to save humanity, but to bond with it—crossbreeding to form a hybrid species that can survive in the place of its human forebears, who were so intent on self-destruction. Some people resist, forming pocket communities of purebred rebellion, but many realize they have no choice. The human species inevitably expands into something stranger, stronger, and undeniably alien. From Hugo and Nebula award–winning author Octavia Butler, Lilith’s Brood is both a thrilling, epic adventure of man’s struggle to survive after Earth’s destruction, and a provocative meditation on what it means to be human.
 This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.


  • Trilogy by a Master

    By 2RatBrat
    Brilliant story line and well written, even if a bit ‘dense’ in dialogue and descriptions. Could have been three short stories if parred down.
  • Just read this book.

    By ShineSunni
    This is my all-time favorite book. And I love to read. I have read this book many times over the years. Every once in a blue moon I read it again! The aliens feel so real, as do the reactions of humans that encounter them. In short--It's an interesting speculation on humanity--and it's tendency for self-destruction. Also--it's fascinating that humanity is considered inferior to the aliens and yet are irresistible to them. Lastly, as usual Octavia never fails to make a statement while making full use of her imagination. I strongly recommend this as an unforgettable read!
  • One of the best I have ever read

    By diannepat
    I've been a scifi fan my whole life...I'd never heard of Octavia Butler but I am so impressed....thoughtful complete believable world...heart wrenching view of human strengths and weaknesses. The characters are rich and complex.
  • Awful

    By wolfismad
    Sorry this was terrible. Maybe one of the worst sf books I've ever read. An interesting premise that never went anywhere and just became stuck up its own butt. 2 stars only because It kept my attention enough to finish it.
  • Lillith's Brood

    By Lesfayejr
  • Wow

    By jrc in row
    Why have I not heard of her before? Awesome series!
  • Lilths brood

    By Drbirdheart
    Wow. Excellent scifi story.