The Resource Unexpected stories, Octavia E. Butler, (electronic resource)

Unexpected stories, Octavia E. Butler, (electronic resource)

Label
Unexpected stories
Title
Unexpected stories
Statement of responsibility
Octavia E. Butler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Two never-before-published stories from the archives of one of science fiction & rsquo;s all-time masters The novella & ldquo;A Necessary Being & rdquo; showcases Octavia E. Butler & rsquo;s ability to create alien yet fully believable & ldquo;others. & rdquo; Tahneh & rsquo;s father was a Hao, one of a dwindling race whose leadership abilities render them so valuable that their members are captured and forced to govern. When her father dies, Tahneh steps into his place, both chief and prisoner, and for twenty years has ruled without ever meeting another of her kind. She bears her loneliness privately until the day that a Hao youth is spotted wandering into her territory. As her warriors sharpen their weapons, Tahneh must choose between imprisoning the newcomer & mdash;and living the rest of her life alone. The second story in this volume, & ldquo;Childfinder, & rdquo; was commissioned by Harlan Ellison for his legendary (and never-published) anthology The Last Dangerous Visions & trade;. A disaffected telepath connects with a young girl in a desperate attempt to help her harness her growing powers. But in the richly evocative fiction of Octavia E. Butler, mentorship is a rocky path, and every lesson comes at a price. Harlan Ellison and Dangerous Visions are registered trademarks of the Kilimanjaro Corporation. All rights reserved
Cataloging source
VALIL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Butler, Octavia E
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.U827
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prisoners
  • Telepathy
  • FICTION
  • Collections & Anthologies
  • African American
  • FICTION
  • Prisoners
  • Telepathy
  • Fiction
  • African American Fiction
  • Science Fiction
  • Short Stories
Label
Unexpected stories, Octavia E. Butler, (electronic resource)
Link
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Publication
Antecedent source
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title Page; Contents; Foreword by Walter Mosley; A Necessary Being; Childfinder; Afterword by Merrilee Heifetz; A Biography of Octavia E. Butler; Copyright
Control code
ocn881275650
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781497601376
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unknown
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
73CA5A15-FF0E-4307-824C-ED5A604FFE28
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o881275650
  • (OCoLC)881275650
Label
Unexpected stories, Octavia E. Butler, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title Page; Contents; Foreword by Walter Mosley; A Necessary Being; Childfinder; Afterword by Merrilee Heifetz; A Biography of Octavia E. Butler; Copyright
Control code
ocn881275650
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781497601376
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
73CA5A15-FF0E-4307-824C-ED5A604FFE28
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o881275650
  • (OCoLC)881275650

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