History Literature / ParableOfTheSower

7th Sep '16 1:05:33 AM PaulA
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''Parable of the Sower'' (1993) and its sequel, ''Parable of the Talents'' (1998) , written by [[OctaviaButler Octavia E. Butler]], author of ''[[Literature/LilithsBrood Lilith's Brood]]'', take place in a near-future Earth devastated by economic collapse. Lauren Oya Olamina lives in a walled community with her family until the day it is attacked and burned to the ground. Along with a few survivors and the revelation that "God is change", Lauren must search for a safe place to live and eventually discover the means to fulfill the destiny of a new religion.

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''Parable of the Sower'' (1993) and its sequel, ''Parable of the Talents'' (1998) , written (1998), by [[OctaviaButler [[Creator/OctaviaButler Octavia E. Butler]], author of ''[[Literature/LilithsBrood Lilith's Brood]]'', take place in a near-future Earth devastated by economic collapse. Lauren Oya Olamina lives in a walled community with her family until the day it is attacked and burned to the ground. Along with a few survivors and the revelation that "God is change", Lauren must search for a safe place to live and eventually discover the means to fulfill the destiny of a new religion.
30th Apr '16 4:47:22 PM TrustBen
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* AfterTheEnd



* InfantImmortality: Heavily averted. Young teenagers, children, and babies die at an alarming clip.



* PyroManiac: Addicts of the drug Pyro will set fires just for the quasi-sexual pleasure it brings.



* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Takes place in the mid to late 21st century, and Lauren was in fact born in 2009.

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Takes place in the early to mid to late 21st century, and Lauren was in fact born in 2009.
13th Apr '16 12:51:47 AM morenohijazo
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* SolarPunk: The Earthseed ideoology employs a lot of garden metaphors along with actually encouraging its adherents to garden. (When you consider that Earthseed was born in part out of resource scarcity, [[JustifiedTrope both of the above make sense]].)
8th Apr '16 9:31:38 PM NOYB
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* FantasticDrug: In addition to the drug which causes hyperempathy, gangs also use a street drug dubbed "Pyro", because it causes a fascination with fire that is said to be more enjoyable than sex, and creates a desire to set things on fire in the user.

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* FantasticDrug: In addition to the drug which that causes hyperempathy, gangs also use a street drug dubbed "Pyro", because it causes a fascination with fire that is said to be more enjoyable than sex, and creates a desire to set things on fire in the user.
4th Apr '15 9:30:56 PM Shedemei
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* CorruptChurch

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* CorruptChurchCorruptChurch: The dominant religion post-"Pox"; the Church of Christian America.
18th Mar '15 4:11:06 PM NOYB
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* BizarreBabyBoom: A drug designed to cure Alzheimers has the unintended result of afflicting the children of users with "hyperempathy syndrome", which causes them to hallucinate feeling the pain of others.

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* BizarreBabyBoom: A drug designed to cure Alzheimers Alzheimer's has the unintended result of afflicting the children of users with "hyperempathy syndrome", which causes them to hallucinate feeling the pain of others.
17th Mar '14 6:49:30 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen / AuthorExistenceFailure: The author died before the third book was completed.
17th Mar '14 6:48:26 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* {{Defictionalization}}: [[http://solseed.org/SolSeed The Solseed Movement]] is essentially Earthseed in everything but name.
31st Jan '14 11:26:48 PM TARINunit9
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* TheEmpath: Lauren and others who suffer from hyperempathy syndrome. The twist is that they feel only what they ''perceive'' others to be feeling.

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* TheEmpath: Lauren and others who suffer from hyperempathy syndrome. The twist is that they feel only what they ''perceive'' others to be feeling.feeling; they can't feel pain they're ignorant of, and you can trick them into feeling pain by, for example, smearing yourself in red ink and screaming that you're bleeding.
27th Dec '13 8:51:21 PM Fireblood
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* CureForCancer: the aforementioned cure for Alzheimer's.

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* CureForCancer: the The aforementioned cure for Alzheimer's.



* GloriousLeader: In ''Talents'', the elected president of the United States is a radical preacher whose solution to the economic disaster is to persecute all non-Christians and any one else he can use as a scapegoat.

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* GloriousLeader: In ''Talents'', the elected president of the United States is a radical preacher whose solution to the economic disaster is to persecute all non-Christians and any one anyone else he can use as a scapegoat.
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