Revolution in the Head (6)

By: Joshua Glenn
September 5, 2015

One in a series of posts dedicated to New Wave-era (1964–1983) science fiction book covers depicting blown minds and deconstructed heads.

butler wild seed

In Octavia Butler’s Wild Seed (1980), Anyanwu is an immortal West African shape shifter who can change her race and gender, and turn into different animals. Her abilities, however, lead to her enslavement by another immortal, Doro, who jumps from body to body.

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NEW WAVE SCI-FI at HILOBROW: 75 Best New Wave (1964–83) Sci-Fi Novels | Back to Utopia: Fredric Jameson’s theorizing about New Wave sci-fi | Douglas Adams | Poul Anderson | J.G. Ballard | John Brunner | William Burroughs | Octavia E. Butler | Samuel R. Delany | Philip K. Dick | Frank Herbert | Ursula K. Le Guin | Barry N. Malzberg | Moebius (Jean Giraud) | Michael Moorcock | Alan Moore | Gary Panter | Walker Percy | Thomas Pynchon | Joanna Russ | James Tiptree Jr. (Alice Sheldon) | Kurt Vonnegut | PLUS: Jack Kirby’s Golden Age and New Wave science fiction comics.

SIMILAR HILOBROW SERIES: BICYCLE KICK | CECI EST UNE PIPE — a gallery | CHESS MATCH — a gallery | EGGHEAD — a gallery | CIRCLE GAME | FILE X — a gallery | HILOBROW COVERS — a gallery | THE BOOK IS A WEAPON — a gallery | EGGHEAD — a gallery | LATF HIPSTER

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