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Bloodchild Chapter Summary & Analysis - Detailed Summary & Analysis Summary

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In Bloodchild, humans called Terrans have escaped their home planet and reside among a group of aliens called the Tlic. The Tlic use humans as vessels in which they grow their offspring. They accomplish this by implanting the Terrans with eggs that develop into parasite-like worms in human flesh.

Gan, the narrator and protagonist in the story, is a boy who has been chosen to be a "host." Gan was selected by T'Gatoi, a female Tlic who is friends with Gan's mother, Lien. The story takes place on the night that Gan is to be implanted with his first egg. Gan has not been told that he is going to be implanted on this night.

T'Gatoi and Lien had practically grown up together. They met when Lien was a child and T'Gatoi entered adolescence; they matured at the same rate and became close friends. In...

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