I'm reading two books in parallel one is "Parable of Sower" by Octavia E. Butler the other is "Fall" by Neal Stephenson.

I can't shake the feeling that they are telling story of the same* Armageddon, but one from the perspective of 1% of tech bros (tech persons?) other one from the perspective of 99%.

In the Fall they even ride through "Ameristan" rural, "crazy", part of the USA.

* obviously causes od the armagedon are different somewhat but its still similar enough.

@jacek huh, neat. I've been reflecting on the parallels between Parable of the Sower and the (low-tech) survivalist aspects of Butler's Xenogenesis (especially Adulthood Rites).



Actually I'd like to have adult Oankali body. Being able to just **live of the land** grazing and digesting whatever you find, and being able to just survive without any preparation, must feel mind-bendingly safe .

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