Source: Physical book
Another book and author that really don’t need my little blog for promotion, but–
OH MY GOD THIS IS SO GOOD.
I saw this book among a Humble Bundle and purchased the entire bundle just to get it. And, honestly, if it’s the only book I read out of the bundle, it’ll be money well spent.
Not only is the book itself amazing and beautifully written and so hard to put down, but it’s written by a woman of color. Octavia Butler smashed her way into sci-fi and dared anyone to tell her she didn’t belong there. If you don’t think that’s awesome, you probably shouldn’t be bothering with this blog anyway.
The thing with Parable of the Sower, in particular, though, is that it’s eerily… true. It’s eerily real. You see present-day evils taken to their logical next step. It’s frightening and illuminating all at once and I’m tearing through it at record speed.