Episode 19: “A Wizard of Earthseed,” or Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower, Part I

Parable of the Sower purports to be a work of speculative fiction, but Bagg points out that “speculative” is in the eye of the speculator. Dukes calls it the founding document of a theology that both UMBs find rather coherent and attractive. Whatever the book is, it is the work of a gifted writer, who was overlooked when she was alive, and died too young.

Summer is coming! We’d love to hear your summer reading books. Shoot us a voice memo to hello@uppermiddlebrow.com and give us your name and what you’ll be reading this summer.

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