Lilith’s Brood is a collection of three works by Octavia butler xenogenesis pdf E. The collection was first published under the current title of Lilith’s Brood in 2000.
The first novel in the trilogy, Dawn’s story begins after a terrible nuclear war that left the earth uninhabitable. Humans are all but extinct. The few survivors are plucked from the dying earth by an alien race, the Oankali. 250 years after the war on a living Oankali ship.
The Oankali have sensory tentacles over their bodies, including locations of human sensory organs, with which they perceive the world differently than humans. Stranger still, the Oankali have three sexes: male, female, and Ooloi. Oankali have the ability to perceive genetic biochemistry, but the Ooloi manipulate genetic material to mutate other beings and build offspring from their mates’ genetic material.