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A Prescient Sci-Fi ‘Parable’ Gets Set to Music

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When the plot of a dystopian novel and the daily churn of the news cycle start overlapping, admiration for a given author’s prescience may make way for alarm.

Take Octavia E. Butler’s 1993 “Parable of the Sower.” Set in the 2020s, it describes an America where climate change is a menace, conflicts erupt over scarce water supplies, private armies protect corporate interests and the well-to-do wall themselves off in gated communities from the chaos surroundi

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