show #229: stealing worlds …

karl schroeder is a veteran novelist and futurist. for some reason he has been off Drax’ radar but this has now changedas mrs. drax urged him to get karl’s latest “stealing worlds” via cory doctorow’s recommendation. the book is a ultra-dense exploration of a future in which vr, ar, ai, iot and blockchain dominate economy, society,…

show #228: we are giants ! ! !

we are back from summer vacation and must now stop referring to ourselves as multiples because jo yardley has left the building [amicably of course as she is too busy in the dutch countryside and 1920s berlin!] on the show today with drax only: young adult / middle-grade author amber lee dodd who appears as fox avatar…

we are on summer break …

and it is that time of year again = we are here but we are also not here. translation? good content will come back, drax is refueling via meditation, solitude, long walks and reading. and possibly making music too. official oh and what should YOU listen to and read and “consume” while we are gone?…

show #227:the dark dark fantasy of ksenia anske

russian-born seattle resident ksenia anske writes young adult dark fantasy. her concise novels are deep and dangerous and escapist fare they are most certainly not but rather brave examinations of the [teenage] human condition, wrapped in gorgeous packages: ksenia’s entire marketing strategy from layout to end-reader delivery is a great example of how to navigate self-publishing…