S:2 E:15 Books That Make You Merge Fantasy and Tech, with Ryan Southwick 


Who doesn’t love speculative fiction that takes readers to eclectic worlds where technology, heroes, villains, and ideologies clash? Especially one where the supernatural clashes with the ultra-modern? 

Often, writers who tackle such complex tales are complex themselves, and Ryan Southwick is no exception. Hailing from the Silicon Valley tech world, he is a programmer who’s been instrumental in developing modern, innovative technology. He is also the author of the thrilling “Z-Tech Chronicles” series that pulls together his real-world experience, knowledge and research to deliver an array of fantastical, thought-provoking adventures. 

Specifically, Ryan is an expert in agile software development. He was on the ground level of agile software transformation, as well as a former radiation therapist who helped treat cancer patients. He’s been in software development for 30 years, making everything from 3-D games to mission-critical business applications to help cure cancer.  He appeared on the LA BookFest panel “The World Is Getting Closer”, which you can watch on the Books That Make You YouTube channel. He’s also a drone enthusiast who likes to race FPV drones, sometimes over ancient volcanoes… 

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