Cover of Wild Seed.

Wild Seed

author: Octavia E. Butler (1980)
series: Patternmaster #1
date read: 2018-07-20
pages: 306
lists: scifi
rating: β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜† β˜†

Wild Seed (first part of Octavia Butler‘s Patternmaster series) was good, but not great. She experiments with the implication of mortal and immortal characters, who definitely aren’t gods, and while I enjoyed the premise, and the writing, and the characters immensely, I felt that the story meandered and didn’t quite know where to go. It was still a very pleasant read, and I’m looking forward to see in which direction the series develops. (After finishing the book, I was told that I had started the series in the chronological order, not the published order, which was not at all my intention, and may contribute to my impression of a vague plot.)

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