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"Parable of the Sower is the Butlerian odyssey of one woman who is twice as feeling in a world that has become doubly dehumanized. The time is 2025. The place is California, where small walled communities must protect themselves from hordes of desperate scavengers and roaming bands of people addicted to a drug that activates an orgasmic desire to burn, rape, and murder. When one small community is overrun, Lauren Olamina, an 18 year old black woman with the hereditary train of "hyperempathy"--which causes her to feel others' pain as her own--sets off on foot along the dangerous coastal highways, moving north into the unknown"--… (mer)
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    Syndaflodens år av Margaret Atwood (wonderlake)
    wonderlake: IMO Year of the Flood is a much superior book
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    The Fifth Sacred Thing av Starhawk (espertus)
    espertus: Another post-apocalyptic feminist novel, although unlike in Parable of the Sower, the religion/magic is real, not symbolic.
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    The Postman av David Brin (infiniteletters)
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    An Unkindness of Ghosts av Rivers Solomon (bibliovermis)
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    Tjänarinnans berättelse av Margaret Atwood (MyriadBooks)
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    In i skogens djup av Jean Hegland (GCPLreader)
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    The Girl Who Owned A City av O. T. Nelson (infiniteletters)
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    Parable of the Talents av Octavia E. Butler (sturlington)
    sturlington: Sequel to Parable of the Sower
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    Mara och Dann av Doris Lessing (amberwitch)
    amberwitch: Both featuring young female protagonists of colour, traveling north looking for a place to live after her society disintegrated, partially due to climatical changes.
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    Station elva av Emily St. John Mandel (rstaedter)
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    Så har jag det nu av Meg Rosoff (wonderlake)
    wonderlake: Strong female teenagers traverse war-torn environments in the near future
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    En tid för mirakel av Karen Thompson Walker (Othemts)
    Othemts: Young narrators observe the slow decline of society into dystopia as result of natural disasters.
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    When She Woke av Hillary Jordan (ellbeecee)
    ellbeecee: Near-future dystopian fiction that makes you consider what's going on and the various paths that could be taken.
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    Brown Girl in the Ring av Nalo Hopkinson (sturlington)
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    Mind-Call av Wilanne Schneider Belden (infiniteletters)
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    Dhalgren av Samuel R. Delany (thesmellofbooks)
    thesmellofbooks: A very different dystopia written by a very different African-American science fiction writer. Yet the intensity and humanity of Parable of the Sower are present as well in this much older book.
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    Morne Câpresse av Gisèle Pineau (Dilara86)
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    Världskrig Z: en muntlig historik över zombiekrigen av Max Brooks (storyjunkie)
    storyjunkie: Both are tales of how to survive a world gone mad, though there are no zombies in Butler's. Both works' treatment of the human questions are equally nuanced, variable, and detailed.
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    Galveston av Sean Stewart (amberwitch)
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    Bel canto av Ann Patchett (the_awesome_opossum)
    the_awesome_opossum: Both novels are about human connections formed in the face of unusual crises. Very competent and well-written, both books had much the same vibe about them

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Just before I read Parable of the Sower, I read John Barne's more recent Daybreak Zero. In both books, American civilization is falling apart, as the technical infrastructure dies and mobs of crazy painted types attack and kills the small communities that remain. But the difference in the handling of this basic setup was night and day. Barnes' novel was a mix of adventure and horror. Butler's novel was one of challenge and growth. While chapters in both were painful to read at times, and there are no simple resolutions in either, with Butler there was an arc in the story I wanted to follow. The writings of Earthseed never convinced me, but I did believe in the young woman who created them.

Highly recommended, even if you're sick and tired of post-apocalyptic fiction. ( )
  ChrisRiesbeck | Feb 28, 2021 |
Set in the near future (Butler published the book in the 1990s, but it's set in the 2020s), Parable of the Sower is a dystopian science fiction novel about the societal collapse caused by climate change, peak oil, and corporate greed. Things are in a bad state already when the novel begins but conditions gradually deteriorate for the characters in the story much like they do for the mythical boiling frog. Butler also makes it clear that the dystopian state affects some people far earlier, much like they do in our real world, with the homeless and addicted gathered in the edges of the community.

The narrative begins in a walled community in Southern California. The novel is written as the journal of Lauren Oya Olamina, a teenage girl as the novel begins and the daughter of a minister. Lauren has a condition called empathy which causes her to feel the pleasure and pain of people near to her, a condition that can be crippling. She also develops a belief system called Earthseed based on the concept that God is change, and thinks that Earthseed could be a means to saving humanity.

As Lauren grows into young adulthood, she faces tragedies in both her family and greater community. But she also shows great resilience and leadership as she pulls together a group of allies (or as she would call them, the first Earthseed congregation). The novel is a grim depiction of a world that doesn't seem as far removed from our own reality of the 2020s as I would like. But it is also a novel that offers a lot of humanity and hope.

Favorite Passages:
“No. No, Donner’s just a kind of human banister.” “A what?” “I mean he’s like … like a symbol of the past for us to hold on to as we’re pushed into the future. He’s nothing. No substance. But having him there, the latest in a two-and-a-half-century-long line of American Presidents make people feel that the country, the culture that they grew up with is still here—that we’ll get through these bad times and back to normal.”

"That's all anybody can do right now. Live. Hold out. Survive. I don't know whether good times are coming back again. But I know that won't matter if we don't survive these times."

Freedom is dangerous but it's precious, too. You can't just throw it away or let it slip away. You can't sell it for bread and pottage. ( )
  Othemts | Feb 25, 2021 |

One of the most upsetting dystopias I've encountered, perhaps because it describes no great calamity but merely the changing climate that seems at this point inevitable, and humans at their very worst: greedy, short-sighted, oppressive, and cruel. Lauren is one of those protagonists you cannot help but get heavily invested in, and I gotta say, I find her religious philosophy pretty enticing… ( )
  iangreenleaf | Jan 26, 2021 |
Set in 2024 and moving forward in time until 2027 (the novel was written in 1993), "Parable of the Sower" is a picture of a collapsed world. We never get the fall spelled out - all the stories are rumored and hinted at but it appears that the collapse had come because of climate change and corporate greed. By the time the novel opens, most of humanity is struggling for their lives, living in enclaves (which get raided and destroyed often enough) or on the streets. Water is more valuable than anything, South California (where the novel opens) had not seen any rain in years and people had turned into their worst selves.

The protagonist of the novel, Lauren Olamina, is 15 and as most teenagers wants to be older. She has an unusual gift - because of some drugs her mother had been taking while pregnant, her brain had been rewired and she is a sharer - she can feel what other people can feel. Awesome during sex, not so much when someone suffers. And in her world, suffering is a lot more likely to be encountered than joy.

At the start of the novel, Lauren and her family live a pretty safe live - yes, it is hard and a lot of work but they appear to be safe. But then the world superimposes itself and things start going wrong - a brother decides that he is better off on his own (and for awhile he is... until he is not), a parent disappears. And then comes the raid and the security of the small enclave is gone forever - and the survivors band together and start going north.

This is the time where the novel really starts - the initial part is more of a setting and a calm moment in the middle of a storm. And this walk shows just how much the world had disintegrated - it is still here (even air travel turns out to still be around... but not for a girl from South California). But under that patchwork world old things had rared their heads - from slavery to company towns, from cannibalism to greed and lack of care for anyone but oneself. Although the rays of hope are still there - babies are still born and sometimes people help each other.

Lauren and her companions meet more people on the road and even find a common purpose - find a place and build a community. The place turns out to not be a problem, the community part takes a lot longer to even get around it.

And on top of that story, there is a second one - the birth of a new religion which Lauren believes to be just "known". In some parts I wished Butler had left that part alone - it has its part in the novel and possibly for a lot of people it is the important part of the novel but... for me it was a distraction in some cases and made Lauren look almost unapproachable and annoying. Which is probably the point.

The novel closes with a glimmer of hope - not a ray of it, nowhere near but despite the long chances, maybe things can work out for our ragged group of survivors.

The novel works on its own but there is a continuation out there and I plan to read it soon(ish). Butler's world is scary and it is surprising how complete it feels even without the complete backstory. And that lack of the "how it happened exactly" is probably what makes it even scarier - you never know when things reached the point of no return in this world and how close we are to it. Because nothing in what she writes about contradicts anything in the world we are in - and this may as well be our future. ( )
  AnnieMod | Jan 24, 2021 |
I keep picking up this type of dystopian genre even though I really don't like the reading experience. That's no fault of the author who is a gifted writer.
This really reminded me of The Road and pretty sure The Road's author stole one entire scene from this book which I'm surprised I've not heard anyone talk about before.
I preferred this narrator to the one in The Road by far. Still, as a whole, the constant tension, hopelessness and violence is just too much for me personally. I didn't find any of the poetry or creation of Earthseed inspiring but could see why a teenager in such situations would strive for some sort of meaning in all the meaninglessness.
I read the forward by NK Jemisin and thought it was a really interesting commentary on the power and weaknesses of the text depending on when you read it and how you read it. ( )
  RachellErnst | Jan 5, 2021 |
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Prodigy is, at its essence, adaptability and persistent, positive obsession. Without persistence, what remains is an enthusiasm of the moment. Without adaptability, what remains may be channeled into destructive fanaticism. Without positive obsession, there is nothing at all. -- EARTHSEED: THE BOOKS OF THE LIVING by Lauren Oya Olamina
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"Parable of the Sower is the Butlerian odyssey of one woman who is twice as feeling in a world that has become doubly dehumanized. The time is 2025. The place is California, where small walled communities must protect themselves from hordes of desperate scavengers and roaming bands of people addicted to a drug that activates an orgasmic desire to burn, rape, and murder. When one small community is overrun, Lauren Olamina, an 18 year old black woman with the hereditary train of "hyperempathy"--which causes her to feel others' pain as her own--sets off on foot along the dangerous coastal highways, moving north into the unknown"--

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