• Unexpected Stories

  • Two Novellas
  • By: Octavia E. Butler
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (226 ratings)

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Unexpected Stories

By: Octavia E. Butler
Narrated by: Robin Miles
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Publisher's summary

This exciting collection presents two previously unpublished stories by SF legend Octavia E. Butler.

A Necessary Being precedes the events of Survivor, Butler's third (famously disowned) installment in her Patternist series, and includes characters from it, focusing exclusively on the Kohn, aliens who build their social hierarchies on the blueness of their fur.

In Childfinder, a black woman with the gift of identifying children with latent psychic ability refuses to share her skill with an organization of white telepaths.

©2014 Octavia E. Butler (P)2018 Recorded Books

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