Lilith's Brood : Presenting three complete novels in one volume by multiple Hugo and Nebula award-winner Octavia E. Butler, Lilith's Brood is a profoundly evocative, sensual - and disturbing - epic of human transformation. Lilith Iyapo is in the Andes, mourning the death of her family, when war destroys Earth. Centuries later, she is resurrected - by miraculously powerful unearthly beings, the Oankali. Driven by an irresistible need to heal others, the Oankali are rescuing our dying planet by merging genetically with mankind. But Lilith and all humanity must now share the world with uncanny, unimaginably alien creatures: their own children. This is their story . . .