show #311: from moxy to afterland

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lauren beukes was our guest today to discuss her latest novel “afterland” [careful: it has a pandemic in it and almost all men are dead from that fictional virus!]

lauren is no stranger to virtual worlds [she arguably merged the cuteness of animal crossing with the ruthless narcissism of some visitors to a second life welcome area in her 2008 debut “moxyland”, see quote below …]

so turns out fluffoki lives … apparently …

… and so the sl book club team went all out with a special set to accomodate all creatires, special moxy dolls and custom avatars galore included.

enjoy the discussion:

and now onward for more linkage:

  • the original live stream
  • the post show hangout
  • lauren weaves south-african social issues into her work and drax is reading a lot on ronnie kasrils and other jewish communists who fought apartheid starting in the 60s [some to this day!]
  • great talk with lauren about the lingering legacy of apartheid in her country, the flawed truth & reconciliation process and how this history relates to storytelling/ can be harnessed for telling important stories …
  • lauren has been talking about corporate apartheid for years … it is real!

the drax files radio hour is a weekly production of draxtor … and media for all! 

the show is supported by fabeeo breen, ragvr, vinyl, masoom, delacruz industries, zero-one heavy industries corporation, aeros avatars, time portal, hextraordinary fine magical goods, bay city you know for kids, botanical, strawberry singh, abranimations, kahruvel design, {what next} and landscapes unlimited.

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