show #256: a conversation with kelly robson

kelly robson is a canadian writer of speculative fiction [and some gothic lesbian horror of course] and she even owns a vr headset which we did not need for this wide-ranging discussion at the second life book club.  her latest “gods, monsters and the lucky peach” is a post-ecological disaster time-travel novella that – according…

show #255: mental illness in literature

the mental health un-conference over at virtual ability is in full swing until may 31st and drax was the guest of gentle heron, an equally if not an even more voracious reader than the host of this podcast. enjoy a discussion about mental illness in literature [reading list here]and how this relates to the so-called…

show #254: reading fiction = empathy machine?

another audio version of our wonderful live discussions from the second life book club, the topic being “is reading fiction the ultimate empathy machine?” tackling this question were anne charnock, antoine wilson, yvonne battle-felton and laura lam: four authors from very different corners of the writing world [and please do buy their books folks! that…

show #253: a conversation with s.l. huang

today we continue the audio re-broadcast of our live “second life book club” shows with special guest s.l. huang. she is the creator of the cas russell sci-fi thriller series of books [and no second life was not named after her!], where nefarious telepathic secret societies influence our minds and los angeles blows up constantly….