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From the Publisher
From the Illustrated Biography
Octavia E. Butler at age thirteen
Butler began writing the year before when a science fiction film—the cult favorite Devil Girl from Mars—inspired her to create something of her own.
Parable of the Sower book tour
Butler on a book tour for Parable of the Sower in New York City in 1993.
Octavia E. Butler's legacy
When Butler passed away in 2006, the New York Times eulogized her as a world-renowned author whose science fiction explored 'far-reaching issues of race, sex, power and, ultimately, what it means to be human.'
About the Author
- ASIN : B008HALNYC
- Publisher : Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy (July 24, 2012)
- Publication date : July 24, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 6448 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 228 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #68,967 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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Who would have ever considered a planet, our planet, to be viewed with such fascinating speculation?
How does this book possess so much substance with a great interpretation of what most would believe to be absurd or impossible?
Great story. Highly imaginable. Original.
Octavia tells you a story—that should be told, through her incredible imagination...
And one man's fight and terrible acceptance of defeat against them.
Octavia's ability to create character's whom I know I should hate, with behaviors I know I should be disgusted by, and give them redeeming qualities is simply amazing. She also has a terrible ability to rip away characters she has forced you to fall in love with, tearing away the very fabric of their personality to end a persona they so desperately cling to. It is horrific to watch them be changed by the unfortunate events they are so haplessly guided into. But, the purpose is more than understood.
I would like to know how this ties into our Patternist series though, it seems like a completely different story. I guess I'll hopefully find out in the next book.
.On To The Next Adventrue.
Top reviews from other countries
The story follows a father and his two daughters who are off on a trip and get abducted by strangers. The strangers look sick and take them back to their 'village' where everyone else looks just as ill. One of the daughters has Leukemia and it's not clear whether she will survive the ordeal, but the strangers seem pretty tolerant...until they explain to their captures the reason for their abduction.
The novel delves into the past as well as the present throughout the novel and it works tremendously. I would highly recommend this novel to anyone who hasn't read any of Octavia Butler's work but is wondering which book to try first.
Anyone who reads this book will not be disappointing, it's a page turner and a half.