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Join the Gribshnobler as he and his friends geek out about movies, music, books, animation, and whatever else they feel like, supplemented with music by himself and others.

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Nov 28, 2019

LadyMsGee and The Gribshnobler are joined by special guest Professor Gerry Canavan, author of Masters of Science Fiction: Octavia E. Butler. We discuss Parable of the Talents, sequel to dystopian science fiction novel Parable of the Sower, along with Butler's life and work in general. Stick around until the end for some mentions of Margaret Atwood, Ken Liu, Cixin Liu, and Isaac Asimov.  We also feature some Butler inspired music from T. C. Costello and Black Quantum Futurism with MMGZ.  Books are great.

Buy Professor Canavan's book, Masters of Science Fiction: Octavia E. Butler on Amazon

Buy Parable of the Talents on Amazon

Read essays about Butler by Canavan and others in Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler

Read more of Canavan's work at The Los Angeles Review of Books:


Music in this Episode


1. T. C. Costello: Over the Skies

from the album Horizon Songs

T. C. Costello on Facebook and Bandcamp


2. MMGZ, Black Quantum Futurism

from the album Constellation 8​/​∞

Black Quantum Futurism on Facebook, Instagram, and