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Macon Telegraph Letters to the Editor
The lone survivor of a plane crash that claimed the life of her parents, Alexandria Eldritch was raised by a group of renegade literary theorists who taught her to channel the aspects of the five great heroes from all stories: the wily Trickster, the curious Explorer, the courageous Champion, the brilliant Sage, and the charismatic Magician. Now returned to society, she has enrolled in Creative Common Middle School, where she is joined by her best friend, dimension-hopping Jonny Everywhere, her guardian, former superhero Nathan Hale, and school librarian Jill Trent.
But strange things are afoot at CCMS–monsters are crawling from the pages of library books, a coven of witches is playing rock ‘n’ roll in the lunchroom, and the coffee machine in the teacher’s lounge has decided it only wants to brew decaf. If Alex wants to get an education, she’ll have to use the power of stories.
It’s a good thing she loves to read.
“After the ruinous Brand Wars, Krater’s Koffee is the most powerful corporate superpower in this polluted, privatized, brutalized, and thoroughly GMO’d consumer-capitalist culture…Krater refined how to give the teeming masses their coffee fixes via vapor-inhalers–to the point that drinking liquid in an old fashioned mug is considered a dangerous, rebellious act sometimes enjoyed in underground competitions…
In this dystopia, barista Argo Jones is a lifelong Krater employee and true believer, having been sponsored out of childhood poverty by the company and given Krater’s cybernetic implants and combat training to work the front line as a coffee tech/server. But when his franchise is devastated by a lethal product contamination, management orders Jones into the chaotic streets–where average folk are bombarded by holographic commercials and neuro-implant ad blockers are a necessity–in order to draw out the subversives thought responsible…
In this nightmare society, cat meat is a fast-food staple, intelligent (and insulting) seagulls are employed as couriers, and actors are lab-grown in vats…Don’t be surprised if this bitter brew keeps you up all night.” –Kirkus Reviews
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