Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler

Bloodchild and Other Stories

Octavia E. Butler

fiction science fiction short stories challenging reflective fast-paced

214 pages | first published 1995

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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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Moods

dark 73%
reflective 68%
challenging 47%
adventurous 42%
mysterious 37%
emotional 30%
tense 23%
hopeful 20%
inspiring 15%
sad 13%
informative 2%

Pace

fast 59%
medium 37%
slow 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 53% | Character: 23% | Plot: 16% | N/A: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 51% | It's complicated: 27% | N/A: 13% | No: 6%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 53% | Yes: 30% | N/A: 10% | No: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 96% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 32% | N/A: 10% | No: 7%

Average rating

4.42