Larkin/Asha meets her “charismatic, dangerous, heathen” mother, Lauren. Our understanding of the timeline deepens. Marc’s duplicity continues to cause discord and heartbreak. And Earthseed does, finally, take root among the stars.
Toshi and adrienne break down the epilogue of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Talents. And offer some final questions (of this series!) for you and your people to consider.
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We'll be back later in August with a conversation with Alexis Pauline Gumbs. And later, we'll be launching our exploration of the Wild Seed series. Stay tuned.
It can’t be postponed, can’t be avoided. Mary and Doro must face off. Mary tries to send the Patternists away, but she’s too late. She does not anticipate surviving. And yet, and yet. Can the power of the many confront the power of the one?
We are invited, as always, to urgent questions. Have...
Mary tries to obey Doro, she does. But sometimes obedient intent isn't enough. Pausing the pattern is killing her. The showdown is inescapable. The patternists, once reluctant and resentful, refuse to leave Mary’s side.
We are invited, again, to pressing questions. Have you met someone afraid of...