Parable of the Talents

I do not seek out Science Fiction books but did love Station Eleven. My son or daughter told me to read Parable of the Sower a few years ago. They both read it in college. I read Parable of the Sower and Kindred, both by Octavia E. Butler, perhaps one of the best Science Fiction writers of all time. She was the first Science Fiction writer to receive a MacArthur Fellowship and a multiple-time winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards. Both of those books are outstanding and relevant today.

My brother, whose kids also go and just graduated from Wesleyan, asked me if I had read Parable of the Talents, the sequel to Parable of the Sower. I hadn’t, and he said I must read it…and so I did.

Written in 2012, she saw the future. There are climate issues, a Trump-like President, a Christian Right, and except that the return to Hitler-like camps now exists in the US and Alaska succeeding, plenty if almost believable that it could happen, and perhaps some have.

I took this screenshot of the book. Does the first paragraph sound a bit familiar? This guy also keeps saying, “make America great again.” Ends up not so great.

Highly recommend the read.