Survivor
Survivor
Type: eBook
Released: 1979
Page Count: 187
Format: pdf
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0451086732
ISBN-13: 9780451086730
User Rating: 5.0000 out of 5 Stars! (3 Votes)


Carla J. Patterson Carla J. Patterson (Richmond, CA USA) | 5 out of 5 Stars!
12/10/1999

I first read Survivor after seeing Octavia Butler speak at a Sci Fi conference not long after the book came out. I was impressed with the woman in person and I was amazed wordly. In this book, I found my own sense of the world mirrored back to me and treated with gentleness and love. That was a very new experience for me and one I will never forget. I have loved Butler's work since and much of it is even more fascinating and innovative than Survivor but this book will always remind me of how acknowledged I felt when I first read it. I have always meant to write to Butler about this so that she could know one of the reasons why so many people think highly of this book and wish it were still in print.

ba | 5 out of 5 Stars!
28/08/1999

sia" (Texas) -

After reading "The Evening and The Morning and The Night", I rushed out to purchase every Octavia Butler book I could find. "Survivor", in it's plastic book covering, with it's edges worn and color faded, was the first I found. I only recently found out how luckly I am, in that the author herself, hate's it (Blasphemy!), and wishes it never to be reprinted. "Survivor" is a tale of missionaries fleeing from a plague riddled earth, who find themselves trapped between two warring tribes on a distant world. The Garkohn hosts' come bearing fruit, and soon the colony of missionaries find themselves confined to the valley in drug-induced complacency. A young, 'wild' human, one of many kidnapped in a raid by Tehkohn natives, yet the only one to survive, is again plunged into a world not unlike the savage Earth of her youth, forced to learn a new language and new culture for yet the third time. An opportunity of chance and misfortune will bring Alanna back to the valley, but will the missionaries overcome species prejudice and accept help from the 'Tehkohn enemy'? "Survivor" explores the complex realm of human emotions by giving us character's we can identify with, set in a future that seems all too likely to occur(See Clay's Ark). The world Butler creates for us is indeed real, the motivations our own, with a plot that is sure to keep you up all night. "Survivor" is what the world will make you if you pay close attention to details. A must have that is hard to get, but worth it's weight in gold!

A Customer After reading "The Evening and Th | 5 out of 5 Stars!
28/08/1999

induced complacency. A young, 'wild' human, one of many kidnapped in a raid by Tehkohn natives, yet the only one to survive, is again plunged into a world not unlike the savage Earth of her youth, forced to learn a new language and new culture for yet the third time. An opportunity of chance and misfortune will bring Alanna back to the valley, but will the missionaries overcome species prejudice and accept help from the 'Tehkohn enemy'? "Survivor" explores the complex realm of human emotions by giving us character's we can identify with, set in a future that seems all too likely to occur(See Clay's Ark). The world Butler creates for us is indeed real, the motivations our own, with a plot that is sure to keep you up all night. "Survivor" is what the world will make you if you pay close attention to details. A must have that is hard to get, but worth it's weight in gold!

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