Bloodchild and Other Stories is a collection of short fiction by science fiction author Octavia Butler. The title story, Bloodchild, is an investigation of reproductive rights and human dignity framed around an alien species that needs human hosts to reproduce. Other notable stories include Speech Sounds, the story of a post-apocalyptic Earth where most humans have lost various segments of their ability to communicate and have become subjected to uncontrollable emotional urges.

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