show #256: a conversation with kelly robson

show #256

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 to her – is actually way more utopian than drax read it [which is a compliment since i enjoy despair and pessimism … in books at least!]

special note: please observe that the virus-embodied visitor who is crashing the program about half-way through [and plants himself on stage] is none other than fellow canadian writer peter watts [who will be a special guest here later this year].

enjoy the show:

and some more viewing and reading pleasure below:

  • reading list for the show = please do click = it comes courtesy of book shop dot org

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  • the original live stream with kelly [and peter]
  • i discovered a thing called serialbox through kelly = really super-interesting concept:

  • peter watts appeared as covid-19 avatar [solid and spreadable version] but then quickly changed his embodiment to a more appropriate form, first a squid and then in order to match kelly’s leg count we presume some sort of glowing creature?
  • what is coming up on the book club? this wednesday a big big show with ann vandermeer and eric desatnik plus a whole gaggle of yet-unnamed special guests from all over the speculative fiction scene …

  • what else is happening in sl? tea made in sl will be coming your way on the official channels this week [possibly tuesday] = look for it: it is perfect “medicine” for the lockdown mind ….

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