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												Parable of the Sower by  Octavia E Butler
	 - First Edition
			 - 1993
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Parable of the Sower

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Parable of the Sower

by Butler, Octavia E

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  • hardcover
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Four Walls Eight Windows, 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. Published by Four Walls Eight windows, 1993. Hardcover in jacket, price intact on jacket flap. Light sunning to jacket spine. Clean and unmarked. Binding strong. Light edge wear, small bump to upper points. Jacket now in fresh Mylar. Nice copy in very good condition. First editions of Parable of the Sower are very rare and hard to find. Additional photos available upon request.


In acclaimed science-fiction author Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower , we find the world in 2025, crippled by global warming, pollution, and socio-cultural tensions. Empath Lauren Olamina flees with her community to escape the dangerous pyromaniacs who are destroying the remainders of civilizations.  As she flees, she begins to preach her philosophy, her religion, called Earthseed to the other refugees. "Choose your leaders with wisdom and forethought To be led by a coward is to be controlled by all that the coward fears. To be led by a fool is to be led by the opportunists that control the fool To be led by a thief is to offer up your most precious treasures to be stolen To be led by a liar is to ask to be told lies To be led by a tyrant is to sell yourself and those you love into slavery."


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Parable of the Sower
Butler, Octavia E
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Very Good
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First Edition
Four Walls Eight Windows
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
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