“Jarret condemns the burnings, but does so in such mild language that his people are free to hear what they want to hear. As for the beatings, the tarring and feathering, and the destruction of “heathen houses of devil-worship,” he has a simple answer: “Join us! Our doors are open to every nationality, every race! Leave your sinful past behind, and become one of us. Help us to make America great again.”” —From Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Talents Octavia E. Butler's twin masterpieces Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents are finally available in a hardcover collector's set. It's about time.