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Frighteningly plausible submitted by crwilley on June 23, 2013, 10:29am "plausible" is not a word you like to use in conjunction with dystopian SF, but there it is - this is, in a nutshell, the tale of a girl who finds herself founding a new religion as she struggles to survive the kind of slow-motion economic collapse that leaves the have-nothings eyeing the have-a-littles as easy targets, slowly assembling a pack of disciples as she walks north along the road towards some hope of safety. Not a fun read, but a worthwhile one.

Read it! submitted by ashflowtuff on August 25, 2016, 10:03am This is one of my favorite books. So powerful and interesting. And so realistic given the path our country seems to be moving in right now.

Life-changing book submitted by jmailing on July 3, 2019, 9:33am Octavia Butler is amazing. I could barely put this down and finished it in a weekend. Her predictions of how our world would (and will) change are scary accurate, and are a gripping wake-up call for us today. Highly recommended read!

so prescient. submitted by AGAPHD on June 15, 2020, 9:15pm There are moments in this novel that are shockingly prescient! It's also a great read. Definitely recommended!

This could happen tomorrow submitted by kath on July 20, 2021, 9:26pm This book is scary - especially since it was written in the early 1990s. Most relevant today. Loved the plot and characters. Read it.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Four Walls Eight Windows, c1993.
Year Published: 1993
Description: 299 p. ; 22 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

READING LEVEL
Lexile: 710

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
0446675504
0446601977
9781538732182
9781609807191

SUBJECTS
Twenty-first century -- Fiction.
California -- Fiction.