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THE COMPLETE PATTERNIST SERIES.

‘Unnervingly prescient and wise’ YAA GYASI

Includes the novels WILD SEED, MIND OF MY MIND, CLAY’S ARK and PATTERNMASTER.

‘A book that shifted my life… Epic, game-changing, moving and brilliant’ VIOLA DAVIS

It begins when two immortals meet. Doro is an ancient spirit who changes bodies like clothes, stealing the life from his hosts. Anyanwu can shift her very shape, absorbing bullets as easily as she can heal with a kiss. Their relationship, an epic story of love and hate which spans centuries, will change everything.

Over hundreds of years, Doro pursues perfection, attempting to create a master race of people with the most manipulative of minds. But the Patternists are becoming increasing harder to control, and harder to hide from the world…

In these four novels, New York Times-bestselling author Octavia E. Butler tells the classic story that began her legendary career: a mythic tale of the transformation of humanity.

‘One of the most significant literary artists of the twentieth century’ JUNOT DIAZ

‘I have never read anything like it’ RUSSELL TOVEY

‘An icon of the Afrofuturism world, envisioning literary realms that placed black characters front and center’ VANITY FAIR

Reviews

Her evocative, often troubling, novels explore far-reaching issues of race, sex, power and, ultimately, what it means to be human
New York Times
If you haven't read Butler, you don't yet understand how rich the possibilities of science fiction can be
Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction