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Extinction narratives are typically divided into two streams: last human stories that usually depict apocalyptic ends for the planet, and last animal stories that cast a melancholy look at species finitude but view modernity continuing as usual. But as animal extinction rates are rising now across the planet, these narratives can no longer be seen as distinct. This essay discusses the convergence of these extinction plots in Octavia Butler's Xenogenesis trilogy (also called Lilith's Brood).doi:10.52537/humanimalia.9911 fatcat:drzpvmlxcjhibbo5mxtpowpnzy