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Wild Seed

por Octavia E. Butler

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Séries: Patternist: Chronological order (1), Patternist series (4)

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Doro is an entity who changes bodies like clothes, killing his hosts by reflex--or design. He fears no one--until he meets Anyanwu. Anyanwu has also died many times. She can absorb bullets and make medicine with a kiss, give birth to tribes, nurture and heal, and savage anyone who threatens those she loves. She fears no one--until she meets Doro. From African jungles to the colonies of America, Doro and Anyanwu weave together a pattern of destiny that not even immortals can imagine.… (mais)
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    Clay's Ark por Octavia E. Butler (aaronius)
    aaronius: If you liked Wild Seed but don't necessary want to jump into other novels in the series, this is a short but great alternative by the same author with equally interesting characters and themes.
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    The Silent City por Élisabeth Vonarburg (Sarasamsara)
    Sarasamsara: Wild Seed takes place in the past while The Silent City explores a post-apocalyptic future. Thematically, however, they are eerily similar. Vonarburg and Butler share similar sensibilities.
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    Bones Become Flowers por Jess Mowry (thesmellofbooks)
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    More Than Human por Theodore Sturgeon (thesmellofbooks)
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This is my first Octavia Butler book, and I'm not sure it was the right one to start on.
Wild Seed is a story about two powerful humans: Doro, an immortal man born in ancient times, thousands of years old when we meet him. He cannot be killed because when his body is destroyed his consciousness leaps to the body closest to him and he just goes on in the new body. He has the ability to leap to new bodies at will, and when we meet him in the 1600s he is in Africa finding slaves to bring to America to improve his breeding program; he has fashioned a number of communities in Africa and the Americas where he breeds those with special talents.

Doro has the ability to sense those with such talents, and is drawn to Anyanwu, an African villager who does not age, who is inhumanly strong, and who can change her shape and control the inner workings of her body. He brings her to New York state for his breeding program, but she is "wild seed", i.e. not yet a product of his program and thus not as easily controlled as his typical people. Anyanwu submits to him, as he has the ability to kill her and also to find and breed her offspring, but she never worships him as a god as others do.

We then follow the two up to the 1840s, as Anyanwu first escapes but is eventually found, and then struggles to find her power and assert herself without fear.

The book is a bit meandering- I didn't really see where it was going and it seemed unfocused, but the characters are compelling. Doro is a monster, killing and taking bodies to suit his purposes with no thought to others, while Anyanwu is a "healer", trying to figure out how to care for others in the communities Doro has built.

I wonder if I should have started with a different book in this series- this is a prequel to others, I believe. Not a bad read, but I'm hoping others in the series will be more focused. ( )
  DanTarlin | Nov 6, 2021 |
Still trying to sort out my thoughts about this book. Overall, it was very compelling; I liked the idea of Doro and Anyanwu being these human immortals, about the story taking centuries to tell, about the struggles each of them felt to hold on to their humanity. I liked how it ended in a much different way than I was expecting it to.
However, I also felt like the actual prose dragged a bit too much. I can't really pinpoint exactly lines of text, but there were many times where it felt like Anyanwu or Doro were just repeating themselves. Maybe it's just me. I was hoping for a little more action, but this is not an action-based story - it's a slow-simmer, which the ending perfectly complemented. So perhaps this one was just an example of how a book subverted my expectations in a good way.

Audiobook notes - nothing negative to say about the narration. The female reader handled the male voices quite well - just a slight deepening of the voice, rather than attempting to channel a male impersonator (as the narrator of Wool did). There were many African words that I was not familiar with, and therefore I'm not sure if they were pronounced correctly; but the words were pronounced confidently (I've heard some readers give a slight pause before unfamiliar foreign words), which goes a long way in establishing credibility.

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  KrakenTamer | Oct 23, 2021 |
This is definitely a good book with an interesting conceit, just not quite my wheelhouse. I'll probably pick up the next one eventually. ( )
  Enno23 | Aug 15, 2021 |
I did not like this book as much as many of my GR friends though it would be remiss for me not to state that Octavia Butler is a great creative force. Her imagination seems unbounded to me. There are two main characters, with differing views of the sanctity of life: Doro, who kills and inhabits the dead (a thousand year old spirit of sorts) and Anyanwu, who is a healer and fierce guardian of her tribe and family (a shapeshifter, who has lived for hundreds of years.) Doro's mission is breeding gifted people, who will do his bidding. Anyanwu will not submit. They cannot be together, but cannot be apart either, and the central theme of the book is their interactions over many, many years. I loved Anyanwu becoming various animals: a panther, a dolphin, an eagle, and her efforts to age with her various husbands over the years. ( )
  skipstern | Jul 11, 2021 |
diverse historical fiction with magical realism
prequel to patternmaster series (which I haven't read yet, but plan to). Basically, everything from Octavia Butler is gold. ( )
  reader1009 | Jul 3, 2021 |
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Doro is an entity who changes bodies like clothes, killing his hosts by reflex--or design. He fears no one--until he meets Anyanwu. Anyanwu has also died many times. She can absorb bullets and make medicine with a kiss, give birth to tribes, nurture and heal, and savage anyone who threatens those she loves. She fears no one--until she meets Doro. From African jungles to the colonies of America, Doro and Anyanwu weave together a pattern of destiny that not even immortals can imagine.

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