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  • Published: New York : Four Walls Eight Windows, c1993.
  • Year Published: 1993
  • Description: 299 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • Lexile: 710

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  • 0446675504 (softcover)
  • 0446601977 :
  • 0941423999 :

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Parable of the sower

by Butler, Octavia E.

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Frighteningly plausible

"plausible" is not a word you like to use in conjunction with dystopian SF, but there it is - this is, in a nutshell, the tale of a girl who finds herself founding a new religion as she struggles to survive the kind of slow-motion economic collapse that leaves the have-nothings eyeing the have-a-littles as easy targets, slowly assembling a pack of disciples as she walks north along the road towards some hope of safety. Not a fun read, but a worthwhile one.

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