First Edition (first printing). The second novel in the "Earthseed" series (following PARABLE OF THE SOWER), the story of a young woman who lives in a war-torn continent -- with a far-right religious crusader in the office of U.S. president. Winner of the Nebula Best Novel Award. Fine/Fine but for a light price-sticker shadow to the rear dust jacket panel. Signed by Butler on the half title page. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : Parable of the Talents celebrates the classic Butlerian themes of alienation and transcendence, violence and spirituality, slavery and freedom, separation and community, to astonishing effect, in the shockingly familiar, broken world of 2032. Long awaited, Parable of the Talents is the continuation of the travails of Lauren Olamina, the heroine of 1994's Nebula-Prize finalist, bestselling Parable of the Sower. Parable of the Talents is told in the voice of Lauren Olamina's daughter—from whom she has been separated for most of the girl's life—with sections in the form of Lauren's journal. Against a background of a war-torn continent, and with a far-right religious crusader in the office of the U.S. presidency, this is a book about a society whose very fabric has been torn asunder, and where the basic physical and emotional needs of people seem almost impossible to meet.
Review: Octavia Butler tackles the creation of a new religion, the making of a god, and the ultimate fate of humanity in her Earthseed series, which began with Parable of the Sower, and now continues with Parable of the Talents. The saga began with the near-future dystopian tale of Sower, in which young Lauren Olamina began to realize her destiny as a leader of people dispossessed and destroyed by the crumbling of society. The basic principles of Lauren's faith, Earthseed, were contained in a collection of deceptively simple proverbs that Lauren used to recruit followers. She teaches that "God is change" and that humanity's ultimate destiny is among the stars.
In Parable of the Talents, the seeds of change that Lauren planted begin to bear fruit, but in unpredictable and brutal ways. Her small community is destroyed, her child is kidnapped, and she is imprisoned by sadistic zealots. She must find a way to escape and begin again, without family or friends. Her single-mindedness in teaching Earthseed may be her only chance to survive, but paradoxically, may cause the ultimate estrangement of her beloved daughter. Parable of the Talents is told from both mother's and daughter's perspectives, but it is the narrative of Lauren's grown daughter, who has seen her mother made into a deity of sorts, that is the most compelling. Butler's writing is simple and elegant, and her storytelling skills are superb, as usual. Fans will be eagerly awaiting the next installment in what promises to be a moving and adventurous saga. --Therese Littleton
Titre : Parable of the Talents
Éditeur : Seven Stories Press
Date d'édition : 1998
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Fine
Edition : 1st Edition.
Description du livre A. N° de réf. du libraire WH1888363819
Description du livre Seven Stories Press, 1998. Hardcover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. 1st Edition. The first printing of the first edition. Fine in a DJ w/a label shadow over the UPC. N° de réf. du libraire DA417
Description du livre Seven Stories Press, 1998. Hardcover. État : Used: Good. N° de réf. du libraire SONG1888363819
Description du livre Seven Stories Press 1998-11-03, 1998. Hardcover. État : Fair. 1st. 1888363819 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. N° de réf. du libraire POTM-1888363819
Description du livre Seven Stories Press, 1998. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX1888363819
Description du livre Seven Stories Press, New York, 1998. Hardcover. État : Good. Etat de la jaquette : Good w/ Protective Cover. First Edition. Some light rubbing and edgewear, DJ has minor chipping and tearing. Text has minor staining on block edges, interior is clean and tight in binding. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de réf. du libraire 102640
Description du livre Seven Stories Press, New York, 2003. Hardcover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine. First Edition; First Printing. Scrape across isbn bar. No Priority shipping. International orders may require additional postage. ; Full number line; 1.2 x 9.35 x 6.31 Inches; 365 pages. N° de réf. du libraire 26021
Description du livre Seven Stories Press, New York, 1998. Black Boards. État : Fine Book. Etat de la jaquette : Fine Dustjacket. Annette Flaster Dustjacket (illustrateur). First Edition. 365 pp. Winner of the 1999 Nebula Award of the Science Fiction Writers of America. As new, unread copy. N° de réf. du libraire 030318
Description du livre Seven Stories Press, NY, 1998. Cloth. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Fine. First Edition. 365pp. Black cloth boards with silver title on spine. Pictorial Dust Jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover. N° de réf. du libraire 002247
Description du livre Seven Stories Press. Hardcover. État : Fine. 1888363819 Like New Condition. N° de réf. du libraire LN6.0865409