FEMINIST BOOK CLUB
The Feminist Book Club will discuss Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler on Tuesday, July 11th at 7:30 p.m.
Octavia Butler, award winning author and notable black womanist, explores second wave feminism through much of her science fiction writing.
In Parable of the Sower unattended environmental and economic crises lead to social chaos, not even gated communities are safe. In a night of fire and death, Lauren Olamina, an empath and the daughter of a minister, loses her family and home and ventures out into the unprotected American landscape. But what begins as a flight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny...and the birth of a new faith, as Lauren becomes a prophet carrying the hope of a new world and a revoltionary idea christened "Earthseed."
"Chilling and thought-provoking for adult and young adult readers alike, ...there isn't a page in this vivid and frightening story that fails to grip the reader" (San Jose Mercury News).
Octavia Estelle Butler has won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for her work. In 1995 she became the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Fellowship (nicknamed the Genius Grant). She reached readers of all ages, all races, and all religious and sexual persuasions.