In her longest and arguably greatest novel, the long-awaited Parable of the Talents, Octavia Butler revisits her familiar themes of alienation and transcendence, violence and spirituality, separation and community in the shockingly familiar, broken world of 2032.Parable of the Talents continues the story which began in Parable of the Sower. That novel's heroine, Lauren, now has a daughter, and Parable of the Talents is told from the daughter's point of view. A new government is in power, led by a far-right religious crusader as president, and wars are fought throughout the North American continent.This is a book about a society whose very fabric has been torn and where the basic physical and emotional needs of people seem almost impossible to meet. And yet human life oddly thrives as the young Lauren of Parable of the Sower here blossoms into a complex and credible woman.
Udgivet af Headline Books 1905
Octavia E. Butler
Butler er en amerikansk SF forfatterinde. Hun begyndte at skrive i 1971, men fik først udgivet sin første roman i 1976. Hendes første bøger var de fire i "Patternist" serien. I 1984 skrev hun novellen "Bloodchild" som vandt både Hugo og Nebula priserne. Senere skrev hun "Xenogenesis" serien; "Dawn", "Adulthood Rites" og "Imago". Hendes bog "Parable of the Sower" blev nomineret til en Nebula pris. Der er kommet en fortsættelse "Parable of the Talents."