Additional Resources for Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

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Butler, Octavia, and Stephen W. Potts, "'We Keep Playing the Same Record': A Conversation with Octavia E. Butler," in Science-Fiction Studies, Vol. 23, No. 70, November 1996, pp. 331—38.

Butler discusses the science-fiction genre, responses to her work, and themes her work addresses.

Fry, Joan, "An Interview with Octavia Butler," in Poets & Writers Magazine, Vol. 25, March/April 1997, pp. 58—69.

Butler discusses a range of topics, including her favorite writers and where the philosophical ideas in Parable of the Sower come from.

Wiloch, Thomas, Review of Parable of the Sower, in Bloomsbury Review, May/June 1994, p. 24.

Wiloch applauds Butler for not following the pattern of most science fiction. She is not content to tell a standard adventure story but instead turns it into a character study of a young woman.

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