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Parable of the Sower

Parable of the Sower( )
Author: Butler, Octavia E.
Series title:Parable Ser.
ISBN:978-1-5387-3218-2
Publication Date:Apr 2019
Publisher:Grand Central Publishing
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $16.99
Book Description:

This acclaimed post-apocalyptic novel of hope and terror from an award-winning author "pairs well with 1984 or The Handmaid's Tale" and includes a foreword by N. K. Jemisin (John Green, New York Times). When global climate change and economic crises lead to social chaos in the early 2020s, California becomes full of dangers, from pervasive water shortage to masses of vagabonds who will do anything to live to see another day. Fifteen-year-old...
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Book Details
Pages:368
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Dystopian
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Fiction / African American / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.25 x 8.05 x 1.2 Inches
Book Weight:0.65 Pounds
Author Biography
Butler, Octavia E. (Author)
Science-fiction writer and novelist Octavia Estelle Butler was born in Pasadena, California, on June 22, 1947. She earned as Associate of Arts degree from Pasadena City College in 1968 and later attended California State University and the University of California.

Her first novel, Patternmaster, was the first in a series about a society run by a group of telepaths who are mentally linked to one another. She explored the topics of race, poverty, politics, religion, and human nature in her works. She won a Hugo Award in 1984 for her short story Speech Sounds and a Hugo Award and Nebula Award in 1985 for her novella Bloodchild. She received a MacArthur Grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The award pays $295,000 over a five-year period to creative people who push the boundaries of their fields. She died in Lake Forest Park, Washington on February 24, 2006 at the age of 58.

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