Brief Description: First Grand Central Publishing edition, 2000; reissued 2019. Original copyright, Ã1993.
Biographical Note: OCTAVIA E. BUTLERwas a renowned writer who received a MacArthur Genius Grant and PEN West Lifetime Achievement Award for her body of work. She was the author of several award-winning novels includingParable of the Sower,which was aNew York TimesNotable Book of the Year, and was acclaimed for her lean prose, strong protagonists, and social observations in stories that range from the distant past to the far future. Sales of her books have increased enormously since her death as the issues she addressed in her Afrofuturistic, feminist novels and short fiction have only become more relevant. She passed away on February 24, 2006
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