Feb 28, 2017
The Gribshnobler and LadyMsGee discuss the dystopian science fiction novel Parable of the Sower by acclaimed author Octavia E. Butler. We talk about the novel's social commentary, the likelihood of its environmental and political premise occurring in reality, and its commentary on race, class, and gender. We also draw from Gerry Canavan's non-fiction work Modern Masters of Science Fiction: Octavia E. Butler. Included is some dark ambient music by Cold Womb Descent and litmus0001.
Note: While no explicit language is used, much of the novel's subject matter discussed is unsettling in nature.
Here is the article mentioned in the podcast - "Fear of a Feminist Planet" by Laurie Penny, from The Baffler: https://thebaffler.com/blog/fear-feminist-future-laurie-penny
You can order Parable of the Sower from Amazon and also in audio from Audible
You can order Gerry Canavan's book on Octavia E. Butler from Amazon
Music in this episode
1. Cold Womb Descent: Colony of The Remnants
from the album Cold Womb Descent
Cold Womb Descent on Bandcamp & Facebook
2. litmus0001: Coordinated Universal Time
from the album Aberrant Process
litmus0001 on archive.org and Facebook
Hear the new album Threnody for Lost Heroes and Misguided Souls on Bandcamp
Technology Scum Records: https://technologyscum.bandcamp.com