Check out my podcast interview with editor Howard Lovy
Inspirational Indie Authors: Sex, Drugs, and Rabbis
—Inside a Jewish Novelist’s Dystopia is a blog post at selfpublishingadvice.org.
A few words from Howard’s post:
My guest this week is Phil M. Cohen, a Jewish novelist who creates a dystopian future of uncooperative machines, a messianic Jewish cult, and the quest for control over a powerful new drug. He uses humor and scifi to discover the meaning of being Jewish in a chaotic world.
Phil’s book, Nick Bones Underground, combines the Jewish wit of Michael Chabon with the sci-fi absurdity of Douglas Adams. The backdrop to this story is a dystopia, where machines stop working, or just evolve other priorities, and an economic collapse that further stratified the world.
It’s the classic Holmes and Watson, but with Holmes a middle-aged Jewish professor and Watson a wise-cracking, gender-switching computer.