Octavia E. Butler

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Octavia E. Butler

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earthlike adj. 1987 O. Butler Dawn (1991) iv. ix. 257 She wanted to stay in an Earthlike setting until she went to Earth. She wanted to stay with human beings even though for a time, she did not love them.
extraterrestrial n. 1987 O. Butler Dawn (1991) i. ii. 11 You're one of the few English speakers who never considered that she might be in the hands of extraterrestrials.
homeworld n. 1987 O. Butler Dawn (1991) i. v. 37 I remember every one that has taken place in my family since we left the homeworld.
mutation n. 1989 O. Butler Imago (1991) ii. v. 112 It was too hot to eat, but I brushed it off and broke it open. It was well cooked, steaming hot, spicy, and sweet. It had not existed before the Humans had their war. Lilith said it was one of the few good-tasting mutations she had eaten.
planet-bound adj. 1987 O. Butler Dawn (1991) i. v. 36 It would die without us and we would be planetbound without it.
Terrestrial n. 1987 O. Butler Dawn (1991) i. v. 40 We saw it in your closest animal relatives and in your most distant ones. It’s a terrestrial characteristic.