Parable of the Talents
This Nebula Award-winning sequel to "Parable of the Sower" continues the story of Lauren Olamina in socially and economically depressed California in the 2030s. Convinced that her community should colonize the stars, Lauren and her followers make preparations. But the collapse of society and rise... show more
This Nebula Award-winning sequel to "Parable of the Sower" continues the story of Lauren Olamina in socially and economically depressed California in the 2030s. Convinced that her community should colonize the stars, Lauren and her followers make preparations. But the collapse of society and rise of fanatics result in Lauren's followers being enslaved, and her daughter stolen from her. Now, Lauren must fight back to save the new world order.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: November 1st 2001
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, African American
, Speculative Fiction
, Post Apocalyptic
Series: Earthseed (#2)
“We learn more and more about the physical universe, more about our own bodies, more technology, but somehow, down through history, we go on building empires of one kind or another, then destroying them in one way or another. We go on having stupid wars that we justify and get passionate about, but ...
This book is super good. It is brilliant and even more than I was expecting based on the first one. It's more complex than the first in the series, more to think about. And there was a lot for me to think about. It kept me up at night (unusual for a book), thinking about the scenarios in these books...
Octavia E. Butler’s books are not for the squeamish and most certainly not for people who want happy, Hollywood endings. Things work out in the end – but never in a nice neat package. There is always a lot of loss in all of its most painful forms. Her works are very realistic in that matter. In fact...
Really disappointed; I was interested to see what happens to the community they began in Parable of the Sower. But there's 3 different voices in this book, and a lot of talk about the religion of Earthseed, and the actual story never really got cooking for me. Started skimming the daughter and fathe...
I find the daughter of Lauren Olamina to be entirely unsympathetic and unlikable, which makes the power of Butler's writing clear to me. Butler's exploration of slavery, religion and love is, as usual for her, very incisive and not particularly easy reading. What's telling, for me, is how much less ...