New York: Seven Stories Press, (2005.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The final novel of this award-winning writer, not only a winner of the Nebula and Hugo awards, but the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur "genius" award. This is the story of a child vampire, the only survivor of a vicious attack on her community. INSCRIBED on the title page by the author - this book was published just months before her tragically unexpected death in Feb 2006 so signed or inscribed copies are uncommon. Butler talked about how writing this book, her first novel in 7 years, broke her 'writer's block' and while this novel stands alone, it is clear that she was planning one or more sequels. 316 pp. ISBN: 1-58322-6907.