Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler – Dystopian Books Review

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Parable of the Sower

Review, Synopsis, and Summary of the Dystopian Novel Parable of the Sower

Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of The Sower is a science fiction dystopia book and published in the year 1993. Parable of The Sower presents the first part of a series of two books. It is followed by Parable of The Talents.

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Author:  Octavia E. Butler

Genre: Dystopia, Science Fiction

Pages: 299

Good reads rating:  4.16 of 5

My Ratings: 8.3 of 10

Published: 1993

Publisher: Four Walls Eight Windows

Language: English

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Review and Summary of Dystopian Science Fiction Novel Parable of The Sower

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Parable of the Sower published in 1993 set in the time period of the 2020s. If you read this novel, you will find out it depicts all the realities. In this dystopian world of the 2020s, the world almost collapsed after a climate change increase and global warming, rising inequality in wealth, and the greed of the corporate sector. This novel offers an interesting beginning and showcases the truth.

The story of Parable of the Sower revolves around Lauren Oya Olamina, who is a young woman carrying a mysterious ability to share feelings of pain and sensations she experiences. The ability receives a name hyper empathy. The novel starts with a teenager Lauren living in the remains of a gated community in the suburbs of Los Angeles. She develops a belief system known as Earth Seed.

The security of the community gets compromised, destroying her house and killing her family. She travels to the north with the survivors of chaos. The outside society remains unprotected. Poverty and limited resources seem to present the reality of the day. In this society, relationships with different races, ethnicities and religious minorities they consider taboo.

Lauren thinks humankind may experience a better future. They should travel outside of planet Earth and adapt to different planets and environments. Survival for mankind lies within the earth seed. Her travels north allows her to continue describing her ideas. This leads to the foundation of the first Earth Seed Community in North California, known as Acorn.

Final Say on Dystopian Science Fiction Novel Parable of The Sower 

The Parable of the Sower offers a fascinating read. The story mentions how society will experience chaos in the event of no preventative measures taken. The author described dystopia exceptionally. The incredible futuristic descriptions allowed me to rate this novel an 8.3 out of 10. I would highly recommend this novel to people interested in science fiction. Would I re-read this novel? Yes. Am I glad I read it? Yes.

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