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Parable of the Talents (Earthseed, #2) This Nebula Award Winning Sequel To Parable Of The Sower Continues The Story Of Lauren Olamina In Socially And Economically Depressed California In The S 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


About the Author: Octavia E. Butler

Octavia Estelle Butler was an American science fiction writer, one of the best known among the few African American women in the field She won both Hugo and Nebula awards In 1995, she became the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant.



10 thoughts on “Parable of the Talents (Earthseed, #2)

  1. says:

    God is change.Thus is presented Octavia Butler s brilliant and brutally powerful 1998 Earthseed novel Parable of the Talents.Taking its title from the Biblical parable from St Matthew, Butler describes a near future dystopian American society that has been decimated by apocalypse, The Pox, and is unraveling alo


  2. says:

    Much More Than Sci FiNeither nor the Library of Congress has a classification in which The Parable of the Talents fits easily So it typically gets dumped into science fiction by default But while the book does take place in the future, and extrapolates some of the possible consequences of things like climate change and


  3. says:

    The Bible s Parable of the Sower talks about seeds Seeds need to fall on good earth in order to grow into majestic trees Butler s Parable of the Sower told a similar tale The seeds of a new religion need to find fertile minds.The Bible s Parable of the Talents talks about talents that get buried in earth These hidden talents don


  4. says:

    We learn and about the physical universe, about our own bodies, 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 in the end, all they do is kill huge numbers of peop


  5. says:

    There are times when I wish I believed in hell other than the hells we make for one another, I mean.These are tough books to review, and I ll just use this space to talk about both of them.Butler unflinchingly looks at the effect the steady deterioration of society would have on women and the economically marginalized I love this.She also


  6. says:

    Octavia Butler s Parable of the Talents has a familiar sense of urgency that drove both Kindred and Clay s Ark Like Mind of My Mind, Parable of the Talents features a strong willed woman as visionary and shaper of a future world Most of the tale is told through EARTHSEED THE BOOKS OF THE LIVING a compilation of the journal writings of Lauren Oya Olamina,


  7. says:

    Grim, bleak, and intellectual read about the near future This is my first Octavia Butler book and I enjoyed her simple elegant writing style This particular novel is a dystopian story that, sadly, feels prescient Christian America finally gets a candidate into the oval office and the consequences are terrifying The US heads to war with Canada and Alaska who have b


  8. says:

    This book was a mind blower I liked it how at the end of the story the scripture of The Parable of Talents , Matthew 25 14 30, was printed.But mostly this book makes you think of how the world is today Some of Butler s fiction is turning into a reality And what is especially unnerving, is that she wrote this in 1998 There is hope throughout the story, and hope is sometimes


  9. says:

    I think both this and its predecessor Parable of the Sower are particularly relevant reads at this time This one is superior to the first, in my opinion It did a lot to make me feel absolutely terrible, but I do mean that in a positive way.RTC.


  10. says:

    4 and a half stars.I did not want to wait too long between my reading of Parable of the Sower and the sequel, Parable of the Talents The first book has a great momentum that made me very eager to find out the rest of Lauren s story even if the setting felt uncomfortably realistic.The manipulation of religion for the benefit of political advancement is something that has always been a huge p


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