Patternmaster

by Butler, Octavia

Patternmaster is Octavia Butler's first published novel. It is the fourth book chronologically in Butler's Patternmaster seriesWild Seed (1980) , Mind of my Mind (1977), and Clay's Ark (1984) follow. Another novel, Survivor (1978), was part of the series, but Butler later disowned the novel and declined to have it reprinted. 

Central to the series are Patternists - people with telepathic powers, ruled by a head Patternmaster who can heal and destroy. In Patternmaster, the son of the ruler, Coransee, will stop at nothing to get the throne, even killing his brother. The novel is set in the distant future, and the Patternists are the dominant race, set apart from Clayarks, who are 'diseased' and animalistic, and another mute race that is used as slaves.

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Patternmaster was first published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., New York in 1976. The original hardcover had light gray cloth, a $5.95 price stamp on the front flat of the dust jacket, and ‘First Edition’ on the copyright page.

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