Parable of the Sower

Parable of the Sower
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Pages: 299
ISBN: 9781453263617
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Release: 2012-07-24
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New York Times Notable Book: In 2025, with the world descending into madness and anarchy, one woman begins a fateful journey toward a better future. “A stunner.” —Flea, musician and actor, TheWall Street Journal Lauren Olamina and her family live in one of the only safe neighborhoods remaining on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Behind the walls of their defended enclave, Lauren’s father, a preacher, and a handful of other citizens try to salvage what remains of a culture that has been destroyed by drugs, disease, war, and chronic water shortages. While her father tries to lead people on the righteous path, Lauren struggles with hyperempathy, a condition that makes her extraordinarily sensitive to the pain of others. When fire destroys their compound, Lauren’s family is killed and she is forced out into a world that is fraught with danger. With a handful of other refugees, Lauren must make her way north to safety, along the way conceiving a revolutionary idea that may mean salvation for all mankind. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.

Parable of the Sower

Parable of the Sower
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Pages: 336
ISBN: 1609807197
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Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Set thirty years in the future, a young woman suffering from hyperempathy, to feel others' pain as well as her own, makes a dangerous journey north from Southern California.

Parable of the Sower A Graphic Novel Adaptation

Parable of the Sower  A Graphic Novel Adaptation
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781683356745
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Release: 2020-01-28
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The graphic-novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s groundbreaking dystopian novel, Parable of the Sower, the follow-up to Kindred, a #1 New York Times bestseller In this graphic-novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower by Damian Duffy and John Jennings, the award-winning team behind Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, the author 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.

Parable of the Talents

Parable of the Talents
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Pages: 365
ISBN: 9781453263624
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Release: 2012-07-24
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel: The powerful and compelling sequel to the dystopian classic Parable of the Sower Lauren Olamina was only eighteen when her family was killed, and anarchy encroached on her Southern California home. She fled the war zone for the hope of quiet and safety in the north. There she founded Acorn, a peaceful community based on a religion of her creation, called Earthseed, whose central tenet is that God is change. Five years later, Lauren has married a doctor and given birth to a daughter. Acorn is beginning to thrive. But outside the tranquil group’s walls, America is changing for the worse. Presidential candidate Andrew Steele Jarret wins national fame by preaching a return to the values of the American golden age. To his marauding followers, who are identified by their crosses and black robes, this is a call to arms to end religious tolerance and racial equality—a brutal doctrine they enforce by machine gun. And as this band of violent extremists sets its deadly sights on Earthseed, Acorn is plunged into a harrowing fight for its very survival. Taking its place alongside Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Butler’s eerily prophetic novel offers a terrifying vision of our potential future, but also one of hope. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.

Holy Bible New International Version

Holy Bible  New International Version
Author: Anonim
Pages: 1264
ISBN: OCLC:988923865
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Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Earthseed

Earthseed
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Pages: 1600
ISBN: 9781504045469
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Release: 2017-05-16
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A multiple Hugo and Nebula Award winner’s powerful saga of survival and destiny in a near-future dystopian America. One of the world’s most respected authors of science fiction imagines an apocalyptic near-future Earth where a remarkable young woman discovers that her destiny calls her to try and change the world around her. Octavia E. Butler’s brilliant two-volume Earthseed saga offers a startling vision of an all-too-possible tomorrow, in which walls offer no protection from a civilization gone mad. Parable of the Sower: In the aftermath of worldwide ecological and economic apocalypse, minister’s daughter Lauren Oya Olamina escapes the slaughter that claims the lives of her family and nearly every other member of their gated California community. Heading north with two young companions through an American wasteland, the courageous young woman faces dangers at every turn while spreading the word of a remarkable new religion that embraces survival and change. Parable of the Talents: Called to the new, hard truth of Earthseed, the small community of the dispossessed that now surrounds Lauren Olamina looks to her—their leader—for guidance. But when the evil that has grown out of the ashes of human society destroys all she has built, the prophet is forced to choose between preserving her faith or her family. The Earthseed novels cement Butler’s reputation as “one of the finest voices in fiction—period” (TheWashington Post Book World). Stunningly prescient and breathtakingly relevant to our times, this dark vision of a future America is a masterwork of powerful speculation that ushers us into a broken, dangerously divided world of bigotry, social inequality, mob violence, and ultimately hope.

Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents Boxed Set

Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents Boxed Set
Author: Octavia Butler
Pages: 752
ISBN: 1609809556
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Release: 2019-10-22
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A beautiful boxed set brings together the great sci-fi writer's two award-winning Parable books The perfect gift for fans of Octavia Butler, this boxed set pairs the bestselling Nebula-prize nominee, Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents, which together tell the near-future odyssey of Lauren Olamina, a "hyperempathic" black woman who is twice as feeling in a world that has become doubly dehumanized. In Sower, the place is California, where small walled communities protect from hordes of desperate scavengers and roaming bands of people addicts. Lauren sets off on foot along the dangerous coastal highways, moving north into the unknown. The book has an introduction by feminist, journalist, activist, and author Gloria Steinem. Parable of the Talents celebrates the classic Butlerian themes of alienation and transcendence, violence and spirituality, slavery and freedom, separation and community, to astonishing effect, in the shockingly familiar, broken world of 2032. It is told in the voice of Lauren Olamina's daughter--from whom she has been separated for most of the girl's life--with sections in the form of Lauren's journal. Against a background of a war-torn continent, and with a far-right religious crusader in the office of the U.S. presidency, this is a book about a society whose very fabric has been torn asunder, and where the basic physical and emotional needs of people seem almost impossible to meet. Talents is introduced by singer, musician, composer, producer, and curator Toshi Reagon, who created an opera based on the Parable books.

Dawn

Dawn
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781453263679
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Release: 2012-07-24
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An alien race calls on one woman to revive mankind after Earth’s apocalypse in this science fiction classic from the award-winning author of Parable of the Sower. Lilith Iyapo has just lost her husband and son when atomic fire consumes Earth—the last stage of the planet’s final war. Hundreds of years later Lilith awakes, deep in the hold of a massive alien spacecraft piloted by the Oankali—who arrived just in time to save humanity from extinction. They have kept Lilith and other survivors asleep for centuries, as they learned whatever they could about Earth. Now it is time for Lilith to lead them back to her home world, but life among the Oankali on the newly resettled planet will be nothing like it was before. The Oankali survive by genetically merging with primitive civilizations—whether their new hosts like it or not. For the first time since the nuclear holocaust, Earth will be inhabited. Grass will grow, animals will run, and people will learn to survive the planet’s untamed wilderness. But their children will not be human. Not exactly. Featuring strong and compelling characters and exploring complex themes of gender and species, Octavia E. Butler presents a powerful, postapocalyptic interplanetary epic, as well as a ray of hope for humanity. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.

Parable of the Sower

Parable of the Sower
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Pages: 346
ISBN: 1417738693
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Release: 2000-01-01
Editor: Turtleback Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For use in schools and libraries only. In California in the year 2025, a small community is overrun by desperate scavengers, while a young African American woman sets off on foot.

Unexpected Stories

Unexpected Stories
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Pages: 95
ISBN: 9781497601376
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Release: 2014-06-24
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An NPR Books Great Read: Two never-before-published stories from the archives of one of science fiction’s all-time masters. The novella “A Necessary Being” showcases Octavia E. Butler’s ability to create alien yet fully believable “others.” Tahneh’s father was a Hao, one of a dwindling race whose leadership abilities render them so valuable that their members are captured and forced to govern. When her father dies, Tahneh steps into his place, both chief and prisoner, and for twenty years has ruled without ever meeting another of her kind. She bears her loneliness privately until the day that a Hao youth is spotted wandering into her territory. As her warriors sharpen their weapons, Tahneh must choose between imprisoning the newcomer—and living the rest of her life alone. The second story in this volume, “Childfinder,” was commissioned by Harlan Ellison for his legendary (and never-published) anthology The Last Dangerous Visions™. A disaffected telepath connects with a young girl in a desperate attempt to help her harness her growing powers. But in the richly evocative fiction of Octavia E. Butler, mentorship is a rocky path, and every lesson comes at a price. The award-winning author of science fiction classics Parable of the Sower and Kindred bestows these compelling, long lost gems “like the miraculous discovery that the beloved book you’ve read a dozen times has an extra chapter” (Los Angeles Review of Books). Harlan Ellison and Dangerous Visions are registered trademarks of the Kilimanjaro Corporation. All rights reserved.

The Gospel According to Matthew

The Gospel According to Matthew
Author: Anonim
Pages: 78
ISBN: 0802136168
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Release: 1999
Editor: Canongate U.S.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.

Commentary on the Whole Bible

Commentary on the Whole Bible
Author: Matthew Henry
Pages: 1986
ISBN: 0310260108
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Release: 1961
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Each chapter is summed up in its contents, each paragraph reduced to its proper heads, the sense given, and largely illustrated with practical remarks and observations.

Everyday Life In The Holy Land

Everyday Life In The Holy Land
Author: James Neil
Pages: 356
ISBN: 9354412610
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Release: 2021-02-03
Editor: Alpha Edition
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. So that the book is never forgotten we have represented this book in a print format as the same form as it was originally first published. Hence any marks or annotations seen are left intentionally to preserve its true nature.

Fledgling

Fledgling
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1583228047
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Release: 2011-01-04
Editor: Seven Stories Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fledgling, Octavia Butler’s last novel, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly un-human needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: she is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire. Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must at the same time learn who wanted—and still wants—to destroy her and those she cares for, and how she can save herself. Fledgling is a captivating novel that tests the limits of "otherness" and questions what it means to be truly human.

A Study Guide for Octavia Butler s Parable of the Sower

A Study Guide for Octavia Butler s  Parable of the Sower
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 36
ISBN: 9781410355003
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Release: 2016-06-29
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Study Guide for Octavia Butler's "Parable of the Sower," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Kindred A Graphic Novel Adaptation

Kindred  A Graphic Novel Adaptation
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781613128626
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Release: 2017-01-10
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Octavia E. Butler’s bestselling literary science-fiction masterpiece, Kindred, now in graphic novel format. More than 35 years after its release, Kindred continues to draw in new readers with its deep exploration of the violence and loss of humanity caused by slavery in the United States, and its complex and lasting impact on the present day. Adapted by celebrated academics and comics artists Damian Duffy and John Jennings, this graphic novel powerfully renders Butler’s mysterious and moving story, which spans racial and gender divides in the antebellum South through the 20th century. Butler’s most celebrated, critically acclaimed work tells the story of Dana, a young black woman who is suddenly and inexplicably transported from her home in 1970s California to the pre–Civil War South. As she time-travels between worlds, one in which she is a free woman and one where she is part of her own complicated familial history on a southern plantation, she becomes frighteningly entangled in the lives of Rufus, a conflicted white slaveholder and one of Dana’s own ancestors, and the many people who are enslaved by him. Held up as an essential work in feminist, science-fiction, and fantasy genres, and a cornerstone of the Afrofuturism movement, there are over 500,000 copies of Kindred in print. The intersectionality of race, history, and the treatment of women addressed within the original work remain critical topics in contemporary dialogue, both in the classroom and in the public sphere. Frightening, compelling, and richly imagined, Kindred offers an unflinching look at our complicated social history, transformed by the graphic novel format into a visually stunning work for a new generation of readers.

The Kingdom

The Kingdom
Author: Witness Lee
Pages: 547
ISBN: 9780870830389
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Release: 1980
Editor: Living Stream Ministry
Language: en

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A Cultivated Heart

A Cultivated Heart
Author: Deborah Judge
Pages: 68
ISBN: 1518798357
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Release: 2015-10-30
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Cultivated Heart explores the Christ's teaching of the Parable of the Sower. This study is for those who have a hunger and thirst for God's Word, but have found it difficult to digest the teaching of the parables. Those that are yet being cultivated by God's Word. While Christ was here on earth He demonstrated His authority, by healing the sick, raising the dead, casting out demons and performing miracles throughout the land. In order for people to receive the message of the Kingdom, they first have to encounter the authority of the King. His purpose was not just to demonstrate His authority as the son of God, but to activate the authority in us that was given to us in the beginning. We still walk as people without hope. We allow situations to shatter our dreams, visions and promises because we don't know who we are. We have become spiritually insecure, doubtful, fearful and hopeless, because we have not grasped the true gospel of Christ. This book was written as a study tool for the body of Christ. In studying the Kingdom Parable of the Sower we pray that you the reader will be able to plunge into your inherited position as a predestined ruler on earth. I Cor. 4:20 reads: "For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power." We just can't talk the talk we have to walk the walk. (James 1:22) Talking the talk is religion, walking the walk is taking authority. I pray that your mind will be renewed as you study the message of Jesus. "The Sower."

Ambergris City of Saints and Madmen Shriek An Afterword Finch

Ambergris  City of Saints and Madmen  Shriek  An Afterword  Finch
Author: Jeff VanderMeer
Pages: 880
ISBN: 9780771093463
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Release: 2020-12-01
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From New York Times bestselling author Jeff VanderMeer comes the one-volume reissue of his cult classic Ambergris Trilogy: City of Saints and Madmen, Finch, and Shriek: An Afterword. Before Area X, there was Ambergris. Jeff VanderMeer conceived what would become his first cult classic series of speculative works: The Ambergris Trilogy. Now, for the first time ever, the story of the sprawling metropolis of Ambergris is collected into a single volume, including City of Saints and Madmen, Finch: An Afterword, and Shriek.

My Soul to Keep

My Soul to Keep
Author: Tananarive Due
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780062120618
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Release: 2011-11-15
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"An eerie epic [...] Bears favorable comparison to Interview with the Vampire. I loved this novel." -- Stephen King From the award-winning master of horror and Afrofuturism Tananarive Due comes a modern-classic of dark introspection. When Jessica marries David, he is everything she wants in a family man: brilliant, attentive, ever youthful. Yet she still feels something about him is just out of reach. Soon, as people close to Jessica begin to meet violent, mysterious deaths, David makes an unimaginable confession: More than 400 years ago, he and other members of an Ethiopian sect traded their humanity so they would never die, a secret he must protect at any cost. Now, his immortal brethren have decided David must return and leave his family in Miami. Instead, David vows to invoke a forbidden ritual to keep Jessica and his daughter with him forever. Harrowing, engrossing and skillfully rendered, My Soul to Keep traps Jessica between the desperation of immortals who want to rob her of her life and a husband who wants to rob her of her soul. With deft plotting and an unforgettable climax, this tour de force reminiscent of early Anne Rice will win Due a new legion of fans.