Compare & Contrast Bloodchild by Octavia E. Butler

This Study Guide consists of approximately 40 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Bloodchild.
This section contains 270 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy the Bloodchild Study Guide

1980s: A chemical test to determine whether life exists on Mars renders inconclusive results.

1990s: A meteorite from Mars is found in Antarctica that has structural features indicating the existence of microbes, providing evidence of life on Mars.

1980s: Developments in space technology make it possible for astronauts to spend more time in space. In 1982 the Soviets set an endurance record of 211 days in space. In 1984 the first untethered space walks are performed using rocket packs.

1990s: The Soviet Mir space station, where astronauts test long term effects of living in space, experiences technological problems and is phased out. A new space station is an international endeavor.

1980s: After the first "test-tube" baby, Louise Brown, was born in England in 1978, clinics are established worldwide for in vitro fertilization as a solution to infertility. Only about 200 test-tube babies have been born. The first successful embryo...

(read more)

This section contains 270 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy the Bloodchild Study Guide
Copyrights
Gale
Bloodchild from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook