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Mind of My Mind
Mind of My Mind | Octavia E. Butler
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A young woman discovers she has tremendous psychic powerThe babys name is Mary, and her father is immortal. For thousands of years he has orchestrated a selective breeding project, attempting to create a master race capable of controlling others through thought. Most of his attempts have resulted in volatile mutations, but Marywhom he has raised in the rough part of a Southern California townis the closest he has come to perfection. If he doesnt handle her carefully, this greatest experiment will be his last.As Mary comes of age, she begins to grow aware of her psychic powers. And when she learns of her fathers plans for her, she refuses to acquiesce. She challenges him to a psychic war, battling to free her people and set a new course for mankind. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the authors estate.
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xicanti
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MIND OF MY MIND continues the “Butler does the X-Men” theme, this time with more of a team angle than we saw in WILD SEED. Mary and her Pattern aren‘t superheroes, by any stretch, but they use their powers to achieve shared goals and build a community for people like them. The result is a fascinating, if often cruel, book, though I did like WILD SEED better. Here, my engagement wavered a bit after Mary called her First Family to her.

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Leftcoastzen
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#Riotgrams #SciFibyPOC Some TBR Butler still on my TBR.It‘s always nice to find the older paperbacks in decent shape

vivastory Love retro sci-fi book designs! Have you seen 6mo
vivastory It's pretty freaking rad 6mo
Leftcoastzen @vivastory saw your old post about these , pretty rad indeed. 6mo
twohectobooks Oh man, you have the Dawn cover where the black main character is illustrated as white! 6mo
Leftcoastzen @twohectobooks I remember an article about that. 6mo
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CuriousG
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Not sure if I like this more or less than Wild Seed, it needs to percolate in my mind for a bit longer, but I do know that Octavia Butler is a genius. I could easily live for many years reading nothing but her writing. She takes something like eugenics, & discusses it in such a way that at times you almost forget it's happening. I find myself being swallowed up in the characters & then all of a sudden being hit again with the enormity of the topic

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CuriousG
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The only thing better than staying home reading Octavia Butler, is reading with the subtle, and beautiful, scent of beeswax candles #moodlighting

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Kathrin
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Book 2 of the Patternist Series is set in the present and follows Mary, one of Doro‘s children and how she builds her own society.

I thought the story was driven really fast and therefore sometimes felt rushed and didn‘t let Butler let explore her themes of race and feminism as much as I had hoped for.

Still worth your time though.

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Pedrocamacho
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“Mind of My Mind” is fascinating and weird and gripping. Some moments feel futuristic and others like the disco era, man. Honestly, I loved the book and will be reading more Octavia Butler.

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SimplyShelia
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The second book of The Patternist series follows the rise of Mary as leader of a sect of Doro's people. She is the grand experiment that he had been leading up to for centuries. Will she be able to handle the power and responsibilities? Has Doro created a monster even he can't tame this time?

Solid 🌟🌟🌟🌟☄

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shendrix413
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I didn't like this book as much as the first, probably because one of my favorite characters from the first book had such a minor role in this book. I did grow to love the new characters though and ended up not being able to put the book down.

Now on to sleep off #24in48 and start the 3rd book tomorrow!
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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WhovianNerd
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4.5 stars
I enjoyed the story, but not as much as Kindred or Wild Seed. Still, I doubt Butler was ever capable of writing a bad book. She was a master magician with words.

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Merchgal
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Almost done with the second book of the Patternist series 🙌🏾 #octaviabutler

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TheNextBook
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I am addicted! This series is so unbelievably good! This second books is just as strong as the first and I am loving seeing the world evolve and change around these characters!

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TheNextBook
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Almost finished with this book and went on and downloaded the third book. Guys this series is amazing! The ideas portrayed and the relationships explored are just... I can't even explain it adequately.

Leo1733 I've read almost everything she ever wrote and loved it all!. Awesome stuff 3y
TheNextBook @Leo1733 I'm perfectly fine with binge reading Octavia. I think I will try and finish her collection this summer. It's just too addicting. I'll probably throw a novel in between each Octavia and just enjoy! 3y
Leo1733 @TheNextBook That sounds like a great summer plan! 3y
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TheNextBook
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Well, I guess after bailing on that last book I should jump right into this one by Octavia E. Butler. That sounds like a really good idea right about now...

pocketmermaid Best idea. 3y
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badlibrarians
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Patternist was great, but holy moly, the second book has me hooked! I'm so overdue for Octavia Butler. 😩🙌

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