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Another short story, originally published in Omni magazine, but I have it in the collection Bloodchild and Other Stories, collected 1995. This one got nominated for the Nebula but did not win.

A young woman tells us the story of how she met her prospective future mother-in-law.

This is another story that sits happily alongside the novel of the same year (in this case Dawn). I am thinking of it now as about family and leadership, and leadership in families, and remembering the narrator's fear of becoming what she seems destined to be. But I have read Dawn and Adulthood Rites between reading the story and writing this note, which may have something to do with that. Most of the words in the story are about dealing with the personal and social impact of a very, very nasty hereditary disease.

In her afterword Butler talks very analytically about genetics and personal responsibility, and refers readers to some non-fiction books including Jane Goodall and Oliver Sacks.

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