E–pub/E–book [Clay's Ark]


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  • Clay's Ark
  • Octavia E. Butler
  • English
  • 25 January 2019
  • 9780441110896

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Clay's Ark Read ☆ 8 Octavia E. Butler ✓ 8 Free download Characters Õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Octavia E. Butler Elinuish humanity and free will Desperate they kidnap a doctor and his two daughters as they cross the wasteland and endanger the world. At first I expected Clay s Ark to have human interest for me than Mind of My MindBoth novels concern a sort of new development for humanity Mind of My Mind has people with psychic abilities who are gaining power by working as a group and Clay s Ark has an isolated set of people infected by an alien disease which changes them completely All of the major characters in Mind of My Mind were part of the in group of psychics there was no real voice for the ordinary humans whom the psychics were able to use and prey on I think this had a purpose in the novel but one of the effects was to make it cold the psychic characters are difficult to sympathize withMore than half of Clay s Ark is told from the perspective of three people who are kidnapped by the disease carriers The disease like a souped up Selfish Gene changes its victims behavior and thoughts driving them to infect other people so that the disease can survive and spread The carriers remain in some control of themselves able to choose to stay in an isolated ranch instead of going into a city and infecting a vast population but most of their decisions do revolve around the propagation of the disease making them selfish in ways similar to the psychics of Mind of My Mind So the three kidnapped people not yet changed by the disease are able to struggle against it and speak loudly about the problems it will cause for humanityI thought that these viewpoint characters would give the book a warmer easier feeling a heartier and obvious sense of moral indignation maybe But they don t Perhaps because it s so clear that they cannot avoid being infected and eventually becoming just like the other carriers of the disease since this is certain their goal of escaping is foolish because it will be almost impossible to do so without acting as vectors I can t really root for them it s too frustratingThere s a temptation to root for the disease It makes its carriers the ones who survive stronger faster perceptive immune to most other illnesses As with the psi powers of Doro s children it suggests The next stage in human evolution warning TV tropes link don t get sucked in a concept with all kinds of problematic baggage Clay s Ark offers much to feed curiosity about a humanity changed by the disease but even the confirmed carriers who are driven to spread it even when actually acknowledging We are the future do so with a sense of grim inevitability instead of hopeAnother unpleasant thing about Clay s Ark is that the disease can be spread sexually and it strengthens the heterosexual sex drive Carriers feel driven to have heterosexual intercourse with uninfected people I think the reasoning is that the disease is affecting reproductive mechanisms in order to produce offspring who are carriers because anyone can catch it through just a scratch Still there are no test cases of strictly homosexual or asexual people prepubescent children or postmenopausal women I wouldn t want to inflict this situation on characters but the result is a bit sloppily heterosexist Some of these characters fear they may be driven to rape Butler carefully avoids having any of the carriers rape with physical force but given that none of them would be having sex without the disease it s not exactly consensual at bestThe sexual spread of the disease in Clay s Ark compares with the development of populations with psi abilities in Wild Seed and Mind of My Mind Those abilities are strictly genetic but again their transmission is forced Doro breeds his people like pedigree animals People with strong psi abilities repel each other so Doro resorts to murderous measures to coerce them into reproducing This masterminded eugenics is just as much rape as the uncontrollable sex drive produced by the disease They re two sides of the same coin that pays for The Next Stage in Human Evolution which is one of several good reasons to find it too expensive Cold Steel of My MindBoth novels concern a sort Immersion Bible Studies of new development for humanity Mind Dolly Parton (28) (Little People, BIG DREAMS) of My Mind has people with psychic abilities who are gaining power by working as a group and Clay s Ark has an isolated set Plantes comestibles : Cueillette et recettes des 4 saisons. 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Clay's Ark

Clay's Ark Read ☆ 8 Octavia E. Butler ✓ 8 Free download Characters Õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Octavia E. Butler In a violent near future Asa Elias Doyle and her companions encounter an alien life form so heinous and destructive they exile themselv. I enjoyed the purity of this science fiction tale on the theme of alien possession In this short novel of less than 200 pages we are subjected to an intense story of survival of a single family with the fate of the human race at stake The terrible choices they must make put it over the line into the territory of psychological horror What makes this book stand out is its use of the story as a doorway to larger themes of what it means to be human and to be part of a communityWritten in 1984 the tale is set in the California Mojave Desert in 2021 close to our present but 40 years from then The projection is of a dystopic future in which civilization is on the bleeding edge The haves live in gated compounds and the have nots live in sewers vast regions dominated by lawless gangs A doctor and his two 16 year old daughters end up being kidnapped by a community of people infected by microscopic organisms brought back by an astronaut returning from Alpha Centauri For the subset of humans who survive the infection the alien invaders act symbiotically to change the host in certain ways to enhance their survival and the hosts I can t spoil the story with any details but I can share that it puts the family in the position of having to choose whether to resign themselves to living with the altered human enclave or to escape and risk creating an uncontrollable epidemic The book is the last in the set of four books and second in chronology termed the Patternist series which started with The Patternmaster in 1976 The others of which I have read one deal in various ways with alien modified humans trying to take over Earth Whereas these others deal with the threat of beings with telepathic powers here the threat is closer to home in that the organisms seem in a sense to be bringing the conflict down to an individual s limbic system versus higher brain systems The book seems to uestion whether our humanity lies with our emotional or out rational selves I was impressed with this icing on the cake of a thriller yarn

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Clay's Ark Read ☆ 8 Octavia E. Butler ✓ 8 Free download Characters Õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Octavia E. Butler Es in the desert so as not to contaminate other humans To resist the compulsion to infect others is mental agony nut to succumb is to r. Alright This is the third or fourth Patternmaster book I m reading depending on which order you read and by now they all seem to be the same plot but with different characters A group of people or individuals have to have sex to survive This one went from Butler s usual dub con and sexual coersion straight into incestuous rape attempt and I think I ve had my share of that theme now Every conversation is about rape wondering about rape fearing rape asking about rape being empowered through rape being killed by rape all the sorts I ever didn t want to imagine I need a break okay


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    E–pub/E–book [Clay's Ark] This was the most disturbing book by Octavia E Butler that I have read yet further inspiring my desire to have a conversation with her to find out just how that brain worked Her concepts are fascinating even when as disturbing as this onePerhaps it was the violence against young children that has me troubled The ending certainly is not for the faint of heart However I did not dislike this book because of this My dislike comes p

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    Octavia E. Butler ✓ 8 Free download Characters Õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Octavia E. Butler E–pub/E–book [Clay's Ark] I enjoyed the purity of this science fiction tale on the theme of alien possession In this short novel of less than 200 pages we are subjected to an intense story of survival of a single family with the fate of the human

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    Octavia E. Butler ✓ 8 Free download Characters Õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Octavia E. Butler E–pub/E–book [Clay's Ark] Clay's Ark An alien disease transforms a portion of humanityOriginally published at Fantasy LiteratureClay’s Ark 1984 was written last in Octavia Butler’s 4 book PATTERNIST series but comes third in chronology It takes place after Wild Seed 1980 and Mind of My Mind 1977 in the post apocalyptic California desert Society has colla

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    Review Clay's Ark Octavia E. Butler ✓ 8 Free download E–pub/E–book [Clay's Ark] Alright This is the third or fourth Patternmaster book I’m reading depending on which order you read and by now they all

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    Octavia E. Butler ✓ 8 Free download E–pub/E–book [Clay's Ark] “He had started what could become an epidemic Now if he were going to be able to live with himself at all he had to contain it”That sounds like a good tagline for an ad poster for this book However as it was published in 1984 I doubt such a poster existsOctavia Butler is one of my all time favorite authors my reviews of her books tend to be somewhat fanboyish short on objectivity and of course completely unprofessional this no

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    Review Clay's Ark E–pub/E–book [Clay's Ark] Characters Õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Octavia E. Butler Where Butler gets it right— always gets it right—is in the fascinating premises she builds her novels on Where she occasionally gets it wrong is in the developmentButler published Patternmaster in 1974 and then spent the next ei

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    Characters Õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Octavia E. Butler Octavia E. Butler ✓ 8 Free download Review Clay's Ark This could easily be read as a brief standalone novel Rather than fly a wealthy family from a rich area takes a drive on the violent dangerous roads between enclaves and gets kidnapped Butler's series theme of genetics this time concerns an alien microbe that mutates human hosts Fascinating storyas always

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    E–pub/E–book [Clay's Ark] At first I expected Clay's Ark to have human interest? for me than Mind of My MindBoth novels concern a sort of

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    Review Clay's Ark Octavia E. Butler ✓ 8 Free download E–pub/E–book [Clay's Ark] This is the third book I've read in the Patternist series going in the order they are collected in Seed To Harvest I previously read Wild Seed and Mind of My Mind and those two books were directly related with a

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    Review Clay's Ark E–pub/E–book [Clay's Ark] Characters Õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Octavia E. Butler Enjoyable but certainly not the best of the Patternist series The characters are thin even for Butler and I never could fully suspend my disbelief in their motivations and subseuent actions Without giving too much away the only character I did have any affectionempathy for I'll let you guess ended up dying gru

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