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Parable of the Sower
NY, Four Walls Eight Windows, (1993). The advance reading copy of this 1993 novel set in 2024-2027 amid a landscape of global warming and social inequality. Fellow writer Paul Di Filippo's ownership label on half title. Di Filippo reviewed the book for Asimov's Science Fiction. Butler, as a black woman writing science fiction that included some of the most highly praised novels of their era, was instrumental in opening the genre to perspectives that had been largely excluded previously. Corner crease front cover; near fine in wrappers. Advance copies of this novel are extremely uncommon. [#033612] $250

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