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Archive of Parable of the Sower

January 11

It's the book that predicted Trump, altered the course of speculative fiction, and helped to inspire Beyoncé's Lemonade. It's also a masterpiece in its own right. I'm talking about Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower, which was published twenty-five years ago this week. To commemorate the date, you can read the first three chapters of the book here. And if you don't want to give your money to Amazon, you can buy the book direct from Seven Stories, at 25% off, with free shipping within the U.S. Enjoy!

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July 20

We invite you to read the first three chapters of Parable of the Sower from the newest edition, released February 2017. 

"If there is one thing scarier than a dystopian novel about the future, it's one written in the past that has already begun to come true." -- Gloria Steinem, Parable of the Sower Introduction

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June 22

Happy Birthday to Octavia Butler, our favorite Gemini-Cancer cusp speculative fiction genius! For 24 hours only, we're offering 40% off both Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents exclusively on our site.

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March 02

He’s irascible. He’s disingenuous. He’s a demagogue, a rabble-rouser and a hypocrite. He condemns hate crimes, but in such mild language that his condemnations stand as tacit approval. He has charisma and clear blue eyes. He wants to Make America Great Again. You all know who we’re talking about. It’s President . . . Jarret?

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