Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler

Bloodchild and Other Stories

Octavia E. Butler

214 pages first pub 1995 (editions)

fiction fantasy science fiction short stories challenging dark reflective fast-paced

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A perfect introduction for new readers and a must-have for avid fans, this New York Times Notable Book includes Bloodchild, winner of both the Hugo and the Nebula awards and Speech Sounds, winner of the Hugo Award. Appearing in print for the first...

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Community Reviews Summary of 2,385 reviews

Moods

dark 71%
reflective 65%
challenging 52%
adventurous 36%
mysterious 34%
emotional 32%
tense 27%
inspiring 17%
hopeful 16%
sad 11%
informative 7%
funny 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

fast 52%
medium 41%
slow 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 58% | Plot: 18% | Character: 16% | N/A: 6%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 37% | Yes: 36% | N/A: 16% | No: 9%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 52% | Yes: 29% | No: 10% | N/A: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 2% | No: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 41% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 15% | N/A: 11%

Average rating

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