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5 paths to continue your Octavia E. Butler discovery after 'Parable of the Sower'

LOS ANGELES - Science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler said the novels in her "Parable" series were meant to be cautionary.

Her 1993 "Parable of the Sower" follows Lauren Oya Olamina, a teenager born with "hyperempathy syndrome" who lives in a walled community outside of Los Angeles in the 2020s. Butler envisioned a world ravaged by climate change and economic injustice where people are just scraping by to survive.

Butler's prescient novel has surged in popularity in recent months as people have sought ways

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