Speculative Fiction Book Club chats PARABLE OF THE SOWER

Join our virtual Speculative Fiction book club meeting as we discuss the classic from queen Octavia Butler, PARABLE OF THE SOWER. This book club is free, but you need to RSVP below via the ticket link to the get the zoom log in info. 

You can attend the event for free, but RSVP-ing gets you the link and password for the event.  We'll go through our favorite Speculative Fiction (science fiction, fantasy, myth, horror) that define and challenge the genre!


This acclaimed post-apocalyptic novel of hope and terror from an award-winning author "pairs well with 1984 or The Handmaid's Tale" and includes a foreword by N. K. Jemisin (John Green, New York Times).

When global climate change and economic crises lead to social chaos in the early 2020s, California becomes full of dangers, from pervasive water shortage to masses of vagabonds who will do anything to live to see another day. Fifteen-year-old Lauren Olamina lives inside a gated community with her preacher father, family, and neighbors, sheltered from the surrounding anarchy. In a society where any vulnerability is a risk, she suffers from hyperempathy, a debilitating sensitivity to others' emotions.

Precocious and clear-eyed, Lauren must make her voice heard in order to protect her loved ones from the imminent disasters her small community stubbornly ignores. But what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: the birth of a new faith . . . and a startling vision of human destiny.

Event date: 
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Washington, DC 20011
Parable of the Sower Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538732182
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 30th, 2019