The Xenothesis podcast features review, discussion and analysis of Dawn book 1 of Octavia E. Butler’s, Xenogenesis trilogy AKA Lilith’s Brood

Michael Glinka

Michael Glinka

Richard J. Acton

Richard J. Acton

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In episode 59, Richard and Michael discuss the open sex culture of the Oankali families and El Chupacabra that Jodahs became. Read More

In episode 48, Richard and Michael discuss Akin’s task to prepare the way for a Human Akjai, Tiikuchahk’s choice of a sex/gender, and get a bit sidetracked relating the workings of the Oanlaki consensus to human political considerations. We also reflect on the ark and review some of the subjects we discussed while reading it.

In episode 47, Richard and Michael discuss Oankali ooloi pheromones and sexual interactions that the author is trying to ask about, without settling with an answer herself.

In episode 46, Richard and Michael discuss the joys of Oankali construct puberty, touch on teraforming, and the seeds of Akin’s campaign for a human Akjai.

In episode 45, Richard and Michael discuss if conscious animals that are happy to do what we want is really a good idea… (it really is not).

In episode 44, Richard and Michael discuss the shuttle’s structure, propulsion and the feelings it experiences in space, as well as the mothership’s power source.