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Works of Radical Imagination

PARABLE OF THE SOWER 30th Anniversary

October03 at Sistah Sci-fi in ,

In October 1993, Four Walls Eight Windows published the first edition of Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler. At the time, Butler was at the height of her literary career. The 1995 MacArthur Fellow already published the Patternist SeriesKindred - which would sell over 1M copies, and the Xenogensis Series with Doubleday & Company.

Parable of the Sower - the first first book in an unfinished series - would be followed by Parable of the Talents in 1998. Set in a dystopian California in 2024, Parable of the Sower tells the story of how 15-year-old Lauren Oya Olamina creates community and develops a philosophy centered on the belief that God Is Change.

Join us for an in-depth interactive panel discussion on the cultural impact of Parable of the Sower with our esteemed panelists followed by a question and answer session.

October03, 6.00pm