I'm currently behind on reviews, so don't be surprised if the recent reviews are a bit sparse.

Wild Seed

Cover of Wild Seed.

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.)