we, his children

mind of my mind carries on the story of doro and anyanwu’s quest to collect all the people with special psychic talents together, the story began wild seed. this book focuses on anywanwu’s granddaughter, mary, who after generations of breeding is a psychic superpower. mary uses her powers to gather other people around her and attempts to usurp the authority that doro and anyanwu have spent hundreds of years developing.

i started this book not realizing that it was a sequel to wild seed, yet octavia butler wrote and released it several years before wild seed. mind of my mind takes place a couple of hundred years after wild seed and has a totally different style to it. they way ms. butler balances racial issues and science fiction is masterful. ms. butler took on a hostile tone for this book, making for an uneasy yet captivating read.

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