Updated review: Sistahscifi sent me a free replacement immediately after I posted my review and the new copy is in perfect condition.
Original: I haven’t gotten very far, since the book was delivered two days ago, but I’m enjoying it quite a lot so far. I love books that manage to hit you with lines that seem deceptively light on the page but land like a gut punch. Octavia Butler pulls this off magnificently. My three-star rating is for the physical condition of the book when it arrived. There is what appears to be an ink stain on some of the pages, and there is a hole gouged through the back that spans the last fifty or so pages. I would guess that the damage happened before shipping, because the book arrived very protectively wrapped with no apparent damage to the packaging. I think I might still be able to read it, but I’m afraid to check now for fear of spoiling myself, ha. Overall, I’m thrilled that this book store exists, and I do plan to purchase more books from them, but I just hope the books get checked over before shipment.
Omg, we are absolutely distraught that you experienced that!
We definitely check the condition of the books (front and back) before shipping. This will have to be added to one of the mysteries of the universe!
Thank you for letting us know. In the future, if there is ever an issue like this, please let us know, and will will fix it quickly for you. We also emailed you directly to brainstorm resolutions for the current issue.
the sistah scifi team
I was looking for a way to expand my imagination through books by Black authors and sistahscifi popped up on my IG feed. Ordering was easy, and there are soooo many titles by Black authors. I didn't know where to start so I followed the positive reviews to Octavia Butler.
I am loving this book so far. It is my first Octavia Butler read, and I will be diving into more of her works in the future. I can see why her work is so celebrated; what an amazing mind and imagination. To create a whole world - for all of the elements and characters to come together.... it's inspiring.
Now back to sistahscifi...I'm so happy to support a Black-owned company and Black artists. My order was processed quickly, tracking was a breeze, and my order arrived before I knew it! Great shop, amazing selection and service. I will be ordering again. Thank yoooooooou!!!
This is a series I come back to again and again. It is such a rich dialogue about what it means to be human, woman, sovereign, and so much more. I take something different away every time I engage with this wonderful work of art. Getting the series from Sistah Scifi made the experience even more special. I so appreciated the personal note. Looking forward to my next purchase!
It’s great to get this series all in one. I read the individual books many years ago.