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After reading "Kindred" by Octavia Spencer, which I loved, I ordered this novel by the same author. The book is quite intriguing, suspenseful and manages to tell a story in a - by now - familiar setting from a fresh and different perspective. I'm not fond of the ending, but overall, I really liked reading it.
Parable of the Sower
A Graphic Novel Adaptation
Octavia Butler portrays a searing vision of America's future. In the year 2024, the country is marred by unattended environmental and economic crises that lead to social chaos. Lauren Olamina, a preacher's daughter living in Los Angeles, is protected from danger by the walls of her gated community. However, in a night of fire and death, what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny . . . and the birth of a new faith.
Octavia E. Butler (1947–2006) was a renowned African American author who was awarded a MacArthur “Genius” Grant and PEN West Lifetime Achievement Award for her body of work. Since her death, sales of her books have increased enormously as the issues she addressed in her Afro-futuristic feminist novels and short fiction have only become more relevant.
Damian Duffy, author of
Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation and
Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, is a cartoonist, scholar, writer, and teacher. He holds a MS and PhD in library and information sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is on faculty.
John Jennings is the curator of the Megascope list and illustrator of the graphic-novel adaptations of Octavia E. Butler’s
Parable of the Sower. He is a professor of media and cultural studies at the University of California, Riverside.