Fire the Canon

We discuss the first half of Parable of the Sower, by Octavia Butler. This week, we’re excited to talk about a topical, timely book, for perhaps the first time! For some reason, people have been very interested in reading a well-written, feminist, post-apocalyptic sci-fi book that takes place in the near future… Rachel shares the Good News. Theo saves himself for Pyro. Jackie finally makes her dad proud. Topics include: the Spoil Zone, the Biblical Bible, our old pal Sextus, youthful plagiarism, Earthseed, Igckens, Ang Lee, Mupp Chat, Titanic, Harry Potter, Waterworld, I Am Legend, Mad Max, and The Lion King, as well as the Parables of Dave, the Bee in the Wind, and the Youths. Content warning: human and animal death, violence, and child abuse.

Show Notes

We discuss the first half of Parable of the Sower, by Octavia Butler. This week, we’re excited to talk about a topical, timely book, for perhaps the first time! For some reason, people have been very interested in reading a well-written, feminist, post-apocalyptic sci-fi book that takes place in the near future… Rachel shares the Good News. Theo saves himself for Pyro. Jackie finally makes her dad proud. Topics include: the Spoil Zone, the Biblical Bible, our old pal Sextus, youthful plagiarism, Earthseed, Igckens, Ang Lee, Mupp Chat, Titanic, Harry Potter, Waterworld, I Am Legend, Mad Max, and The Lion King, as well as the Parables of Dave, the Bee in the Wind, and the Youths. Content warning: human and animal death, violence, and child abuse.

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What is Fire the Canon?

Prefer your books in comedy form, but still want to sound smart at parties? We got you. Discover the hilarity hidden in the classics with new episodes every Thursday.