I came across an interesting article that takes a look at Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower. I am still working through her Kindred, but in the future I plan to read the Parable series.
“The age of Lauren Olamina is upon us and will transpire as described should we choose not to heed the warnings Octavia gave us. Or we could take the lessons of Earthseed seriously, and allow all that touches us—in this case, Butler’s words—to change us.
Please check out: Octavia the Prescient.
FYI Spoilers say that Octavia Butler’s dystopia includes the Religious Right building a theocratic political movement to take over the United States. Just Sayin!
Speaking of science fiction, check out “Considering Colonialism,” the latest post by N.K. Jemisin on postcolonialism and reconsidering her own science fiction work as anti-imperial. Worth a read.