Episode 119 – Octavia E. Butler’s “Fledgling” with special guest Tim Hutchings

Tim Hutchings joins us to discuss Octavia E. Butler’s “Fledgling”, modern D&D-insired art, the effect of slavery on language, the book’s use of childhood sexuality, vampire fiction of the early 2000s, vampire society, old racist vampires, Thousand Year Old Vampire, power dynamics between vampires and their symbionts, explaining monster lore as a tool for world building, blueberry pies, being terrible at social media, and much more!

Fledgling