Parable of the Sower tells the story of what happens 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.
Parable of the Sower is the first book in Octavia E. Butler’s Earthseed series.