Bloodchild by Octavia E. Butler

Bloodchild by Octavia E. Butler

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Years ago a group known as the Terrans left Earth in search of a life free of persecution. Now they live alongside the Tlic, an alien race who face extinction; their only chance of survival is to plant their larvae inside the bodies of the humans.

When Gan, a young, boy, is chosen as a carrier of Tlic eggs, he faces an impossible dilemma: can he really help the species he has grown up with, even if it means sacrificing his own life?

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Body horror
  • Colonization themes
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