Parable of the Sower

10 best books like Parable of the Sower (Octavia E. Butler): Oryx and Crake, Who Fears Death, The Left Hand of Darkness, The Day of the Triffids, How Long 'til Black Future Month?, Brown Girl in the Ring, The Gate to Women's Country, The Killing Moon, Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good, Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements

AuthorMargaret Atwood
ISBN0385721676
Oryx and Crake is at once an unforgettable love story and a compelling vision of the future. Snowman, known as Jimmy before mankind was overwhelmed by a plague, is struggling to survive in a world where he may be the last human, and mourning the loss of his best friend, Crake, and the beautiful and elusive...
Who Fears Death
AuthorNnedi Okorafor
An award-winning literary author presents her first foray into supernatural fantasy with a novel of post-apocalyptic Africa.

In a far future, post-nuclear-holocaust Africa, genocide plagues one region. The aggressors, the Nuru, have decided to follow the Great Book and exterminate...
The Left Hand of Darkness
AuthorUrsula K. Le Guin
A groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary to Winter, an alien world whose inhabitants can choose—and change—their gender. His goal is to facilitate Winter's inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization. But to do so he must...
AuthorJohn Wyndham
ISBN0812967127
In 1951 John Wyndham published his novel The Day of the Triffids to moderate acclaim. Fifty-two years later, this horrifying story is a science fiction classic, touted by The Times (London) as having “all the reality of a vividly realized nightmare.”

Bill Masen, bandages over his wounded...
How Long 'til Black Future Month?
AuthorN.K. Jemisin
ISBN0316491349
In these stories, Jemisin sharply examines modern society, infusing magic into the mundane, and drawing deft parallels in the fantasy realms of her imagination. Dragons and hateful spirits haunt the flooded city of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In a parallel universe, a utopian...
Brown Girl in the Ring
AuthorNalo Hopkinson
ISBN0446674338
The rich and privileged have fled the city, barricaded it behind roadblocks, and left it to crumble. The inner city has had to rediscover old ways--farming, barter, herb lore. But now the monied need a harvest of bodies, and so they prey upon the helpless of the streets. With nowhere to turn, a young woman...
AuthorSheri S. Tepper
ISBN0006482708
Tepper's finest novel to date is set in a post-holocaust feminist dystopia that offers only two political alternatives: a repressive polygamist sect that is slowly self-destructing through inbreeding and the matriarchal dictatorship called Women's Country. Here, in a desperate effort to prevent...
The Killing Moon
AuthorN.K. Jemisin
ISBN0356500764
THE CITY BURNED BENEATH THE DREAMING MOON

In the ancient city-state of Gujaareh, peace is the only law. Upon its rooftops and among the shadows of its cobbled streets wait the Gatherers - the keepers of this peace. Priests of the dream-goddess, their duty is to harvest the magic of the sleeping...
Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good
AuthorAdrienne Maree Brown
How do we make social justice the most pleasurable human experience? How can we awaken within ourselves desires that make it impossible to settle for anything less than a fulfilling life? Editor adrienne maree brown finds the answer in something she calls “pleasure activism,” a politics of healing...
Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements
AuthorAdrienne Maree Brown
ISBN1849352097
Whenever we envision a world without war, without prisons, without capitalism, we are producing visionary fiction. Organizers and activists envision, and try to create, such worlds all the time. This book brings twenty of them together in the first anthology of short stories to explore the connections...
Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds
AuthorAdrienne Maree Brown
ISBN1849352607
Inspired by Octavia Butler's explorations of our human relationship to change, Emergent Strategy is radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help designed to shape the futures we want to live. Change is constant. The world is in a continual state of flux. It is a stream of ever-mutating, emergent...
Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice
AuthorLeah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
ISBN1551527383
In this collection of essays, Lambda Literary Award-winning writer and longtime activist and performance artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores the politics and realities of disability justice, a movement that centers the lives and leadership of sick and disabled queer, trans, Black,...
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