Science vs. Fiction: Marlon James on "Moon Witch, Spider King"

In celebration of Marlon James's epic new book "Moon Witch, Spider King," the second installment in his acclaimed Dark Star trilogy—his self-described “African Game of Thrones”—James is joined by author, astrophysicist, and Pioneer Works Director of Sciences Janna Levin to discuss fiction, speculation, and fantasy.

Dark Star is not a linear trilogy; rather, each book is a very different version of the same story. "Moon Witch, Spider King" stands on its own as mythic and “deliciously obscene” (San Francisco Chronicle), bringing us deep into the world of Sogolon, the Moon Witch, as she endeavors to find a mysterious missing boy. The journey takes us to new truths about the Moon Witch and the world. ♦