Parable of the Talents by Octavia Butler, Group West, $24.95, 400 pages.
The long-awaited sequel to her Parable of the Sower, this new book
continues the adventures of 21st century heroine Lauren Oya Olamina.
Since Sower was published; Butler has won a MacArthur Foundation Genius
award and several other literary prizes, making her African America’s
undisputed first lady of science fiction.
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