Please note that, as a planning team, we were learning how to read and work with the speculative fiction genre in Octavia’s Brood. We do not claim to be experts in our reading of this work. The resources, disciplinary links, themes, and questions below are how members of our team read and understood the stories they reviewed for the Reading Guide. We recognize this is only one way of reading these stories and invite you to bring your own interpretations, expertise, and lenses to them. Our hope is that this Reading Guide makes it easier for you to figure out which stories may be of most relevance and interest to you, your discipline, and your work while giving you some place to start in your work with each story.
This Reading Guide was imagined & created by the Western Reads planning team which includes: Katie Weed, Lysa Rivera, Susanne Seales, Danielle Smith, Sarah McDaniel, Molly Ware, Megan Spiegel, and Nat Reilly