“There’s Nothing New / Under The Sun, / But There Are New Suns”: Recovering Octavia E. Butler’s Lost Parables


One of you, dear readers (hi, Doug), mentioned that Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Talents echoes Transmet by including a zealot winning the presidency by denigrating foreigners and poor people and using the slogan “Make America Great Again.” Then Alexis Madrigal, I think, linked to this LARB article about Butlers Parable books. I took it as a sign and finally picked up my first novel from Butler and started reading Parable of the Sower.


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