Parable Of the Sower

by Butler, Octavia

In acclaimed science-fiction author Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower, we find the world in 2025, crippled by global warming, pollution, and socio-cultural tensions.

'Hyperempath' Lauren Olamina, a black teenager living just outside Los Angeles, flees with her community to escape the dangerous pyromaniacs who are destroying the remainders of civilization.  As she flees, she begins to preach her philosophy, her religion, called 'Earthseed' to the other refugees.

"Choose your leaders with wisdom and forethought To be led by a coward is to be controlled by all that the coward fears. To be led by a fool is to be led by the opportunists that control the fool To be led by a thief is to offer up your most precious treasures to be stolen To be led by a liar is to ask to be told lies To be led by a tyrant is to sell yourself and those you love into slavery."

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The first edition of Parable of the Sower was published by Four Walls, Eight Windows, in 1993. The First edition states “A FOUR WALLS EIGHT WINDOWS FIRST EDITION and has a full number line starting with 1. The dust jacket has a $19.95 price stamp on the inside front flap. 

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Parable of the Sower: A powerful tale of a dark and dystopian future

Parable of the Sower: A powerful tale of a dark and dystopian future

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1995
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Tight, square spine has some cosmetic creasing. Else only very gentle shelf-wear. A few instances of very minimal ink notation in the margins. Pages are very lightly toned. Cover design by Don Puckey. Cover illustration by John Jude Palencar. 'First Warner Books Printing: February, 1995'. 295 pp. Fiction.
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by Octavia E Butler

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by Butler, Octavia E.

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