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The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, #1)
Robert Jordan
Patternmaster - Octavia E. Butler For some reason I had expected this book to be about a far flung future with a grand story of expansion into space accompanied by psychic ability. The opposite is the case with this short story of an heir to the Patternmaster (Mind of my Mind explains better what a Patternmaster is) and his adventure in this narrow world a few generations away in what's left of Southern California. The territory is battled over by the Patternists and the Clayarks. Normal humans are left in the dust as a servant class. It is Butler's first published novel, and not one of her best - but still exciting and interesting. I'm still wondering which human variant will exterminate the other...