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Episode 188 – Interview with William Klem

William is a new novelist, with his first novel ever self-published on Amazon. It’s about a man’s immortal journey through history from the Black Death to the present (give or take). Magglio Cervantes is an interesting sort of protagonist, who goes from being a leaf on time’s river that drifts from eddy to whirlpool into coming to terms with his endless existence and learns how to reconnect with humanity. … Continue…Episode 188 – Interview with William Klem

Jakkal Designs 100th Episode shirt 2021

Episode 167 – Interview with Colm O’Shea

Colm O’Shea is a Clinical Associate Professor with the Expository Writing Program at NYU. Today he joins us to talk about his first science fiction book, Claiming De Wayke. It’s a marvelous dystopian novel set in the near future in a post-plague apocalyptic Ireland. Colm weighs many interesting topics in his book: What is the nature of consciousness? What does it mean to be human, and where does dignity lie? What is important, and what is fulfillment? Tayto is a charming tour guide for the reader into and out of his favorite place – the world he experiences through his VR halo – and a highly reluctant participant from time to time in reality, called by him de Wayke. … Continue…Episode 167 – Interview with Colm O’Shea

Jakkal Designs 100th Episode shirt 2021

Episode 125 – HopePunk with Becky Chambers

Becky Chambers, if not the mother of Hopepunk, is certainly its standard bearer. She has new takes on robots beyond the uncanny valley, exploring ideas and concepts like what is kindness, compassion, and even “humanity” through the eyes of the construct rather than those made of meat. Becky started as a self-published author with a Kickstarter idea, and was later picked up by traditional publishing. … Continue…Episode 125 – HopePunk with Becky Chambers