show #258: influx press does literary love

  another fabulous book club, this time focusing on independent publishing of the literary fiction variety [which, according to wikipedia is of higher value than commercial genre fiction…] = influx press is in the house! shiromi pinto, annabel banks, gary budden and kit caless are guests, writers all of them and the two men [+…

show #257: avatars inc.

famed award-winning editor ann vandermeerand x-prize show-runner eric desatnik were guests at the book club last wednesday, together with the biggest in-world crowd of [befittingly!!] colorful avatars we ever had. also joining us were a handful of high-profile speculative fiction authors from the “avatars inc.” anthology and the fab folks from wunderkind pr. did madness…

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…