Ms. D says:
This is such a good series! I've been meaning to read them for a while now, but just hadn't gotten around to it. I can't believe I've never read them before. I'm in love. I want more, but this is all she wrote in this set. Sower was published in 1993, but I'm convinced that Octavia Butler saw glimpses of the future. This future, dystopian, America that her main character, Lauren, lives in could easily happen under the right (or wrong!) circumstances. Some of the scenes are very uncomfortable to read, since Lauren's world is not a safe one. However, I highly recommend them both.
When unattended environmental and economic crises lead to social chaos, not even gated communities are safe. In a night of fire and death Lauren Olamina, a minister's young daughter, loses her family and home and ventures out into the unprotected American landscape. But what begins as a flight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny... and the birth of a new faith.
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