B o o k

All that you touch
You Change.

All that you Change
Changes you.

The only lasting truth
Is Change.

Is Change.

That is the one of the many such poems that start off the chapters of Parable of the Sower, and where I came up with the name for the site.
I first read the book after having read Butler's Xenogenesis series (Dawn, Adulthood Rites, and Imago) and by that time I was devouring everything she wrote that I could get my hands on.
Parable is my favorite by her. It's set in a harsh world of the possible future, where surviving is paramount and one woman's insistence that there remain a spark of creativity, a thirst for exploration, and one day, a better tomorrow for the rest of humanity, drives her to embark on an arduous and soul-searching journey.

--> Summary (from the back of the book)
Lauren Olamina is an empath, crippled by the pain of others. Cloistered inside a neighborhood enclave in a U.S. where the distance between the haves and the have-nots has widened to a gaping chasm, she lives a protected life. But one night, violence explodes, and the walls of her neighborhood are smashed, annihilating Lauren's family and friends--all she loves and knows.
Now the emptah must face the world outside. Leading a tiny band of desperate followers through a thousand miles of Hell, she is a prophet bearing nothing but the promises of new life and a new faith...Earthseed.

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