Parable of the Talents

by Octavia E. Butler
Release date: 1998
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction
Tags: nebula award

Lauren Olamina's love is divided among her young daughter, her community, and the revelation that led Lauren to found a new faith that teaches "God Is Change." But in the wake of environmental and economic chaos, the U.S. government turns a blind eye to violent bigots who consider the mere existence of a black female leader a threat. And soon Lauren must either sacrifice her child and her followers – or forsake the religion that can transform human destiny.

(updated 2015-01-08)

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