Questions tagged [liliths-brood]

A science fiction trilogy by Octavia Butler, comprising Dawn, Adulthood Rites, and Imago. The series primarily focuses on the attempts of humanity (particularly the primary protagonist, Lilith) to come to terms with an Earth dominated by the alien Oankali.

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Did Butler ever explain how the Oankali sex system evolved?

The Oankali system of sex (w/ Ooloi as a third sex, and from three to five members involved in mating, w/ two from another species) is interesting but I am having trouble thinking of how it would ...
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When Jodahs is morphing to different forms, are those from past species?

At one point in Imago, Jodahs is drifting through different physical forms: aquatic, scaled, four legged, etc. Are these based on species that the Oankali traded with in the past? Or just random ...
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Do Oankali have DNA based genetics?

In Octavia Butler's Lilith's Brood series, do the Oankali have DNA as their prime mechanism of genetics? If so, did Butler ever explained how that would be the case (is this panspermia related, did ...
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How did the Oankali show up at Earth right after the war?

In the Xenogenisis series by Octavia Butler (which I highly recommend even though I'm only middle of book 2), the alien race the Oankali show up just in time to "rescue" humanity, who have destroyed ...