The Ethical Implications of Biological Engineering in Octavia E Butler’s Novels

  • Prakash M Ph.D Scholar (part-time) & Asst. Prof. of English, Sri Vidya Mandir Arts & Science College, Uthangarai Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Genetic, Patternists, Telepathic, Psionic

Abstract

he present study is based on the analysis of The Ethical Implications of Biological Engineering in Octavia E Butler’s Novels. The paper begins with a brief
introduction of the writer Octavia Butler and a short summary of the novels chosen for study of this paper. As the title suggests the study of the paper is carried out on the issues of Patternist Serious Octavia E Butler’s Novels. Starting in 1974, Butler worked on a series of novels that would later be collected as the Patternist series, which depicts the transformation of humanity into three genetic groups: the dominant Paternity, humans who have been bred with heightened telepathic powers and are bound to the Pattern master via a psionic chain; their enemies the Clayarks, disease-mutated animallike superhuman; and the Mutes, ordinary humans bonded to the Patternists.

Published
2017-05-30