Gemma: So what’s been on your watching plate lately? Rasha: Well, I’ve been working on a lot of longer writing projects, as you know, and then just needing to clear a lot of other work, so TV’s been on in the background. I binge-watched Queen Sugar while revising my chapter. I recommend it. G: Yes, […]
Rasha: Finally, queerness. San Junipero heaven or just fake escape? S3 less Lars von Trier, Our tech choices still horror. Gemma: Well, we’re just mired in technofascism, still, now aren’t we? Waldo isn’t really a joke now. Funny how that happens.
Read Part I here. Rasha: So last time we talked dystopian context in Octavia Butler’s Parables. One thing I neglected to talk about about were the parallels many folks drew between the escape narratives in Parable of the Sower and real-life escapes from urban disaster areas like New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. As we come […]
Gemma: Let’s start with the dystopian vision of Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents. Rasha: RIGHT ON. I haven’t finished rereading both books, but I have started, and it’s the first time returning to them since reading them in my mid-twenties. G: Around that time, you pressured me to read Octavia Butler, […]