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 43, We learn some interesting new things about Oankali biology and Akin acts adolescent.

In episode 42, Richard and Michael finish and summarise their experience from part 2 Phoenix of the book Adulthood Rites.

In episode 41, Richard and Michael discuss if Akin is a version of a messiah Paul Atreides from Dune.

In episode 40, Richard and Michael discuss: Oankali sibling bonding, and how they handle their booze. How Octavia’s characters are rich, complex, contradictory, real, and redeamable. The Nature of sleep and dreams, as well as the character of Human extinction.

In episode 39, Richard and Michael discuss plastics ill advised use of alcohol as an anaesthetic and possibility of a human Akjai