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About D. K. N. Yuko
There are few African-Americans or women in the Social Science Fiction, Occult Fiction, Fantasy, and Dark Comedy genres. However, they have been a passion of DaKarai Noshell Yuko's forever. She has an affinity for writing multicultural stories with flawed characters and strong female leads, as well as progressive poetry.
D. K. N. Yuko put together The Dakaverse, a dark-yet-hilarious compilation of many of her stories and projects. The Dakaverse is a rich, fully-connected universe filled with eccentric and exciting characters, whose stories overlap. The stories take place in four fictional cities: Plumesworthe, Ponderer's Point, Pensburg, and Tellurium Ridge. Each area has its inherently distinct social climate, which affects the story and the characters from that city. Many of the titles are available in graphic novel form. Yuko also incorporates Veclage Art in many of her graphic novels and book covers. Veclage Art is an expressive art form created by using layered and textured collages of vector clip art.
Forced together by fate, Marapula, Forace, Donlere, Pheneve, Marapia, Paige, Yalakhan, Hajithe, and Chellam break away from their busy human lives to assume an unwanted role for an undisclosed assignment. They must put aside their petty personal problems and dismal differences long enough to discover what they are supposed to be doing. And in defiant demon style, decide if they want to follow orders.
The Glyph Saga: Book Five, The Cast Iron Shore, is the fifth installment of this seven book series. Panga Uno Animo is turned upside down after a string of bizarre events. And, the historical Hospites Nostri aliens are ready to work closely with Earth once more, but what is their motive?
“The world, as we know it, stands at the tall gates of change. What will we do? Will we enter the gates together with open arms and open minds? Or, will we run away and allow our fear of the dark to supersede us?” --Lord Doctor Capat Draconic
The Glyph Saga: Book Four, Beast of Both Worlds, is the fourth installment of this series. Maurasia, PUA, and Guandaland are determined to be enemies, unless the Proximi Nostri have their say in the matter. After an uncomfortable period of harsh accusations, some of which are actually false, Emperor Selph and PUA declares a good old fashioned Worldwide War. However, after learning more horrible truths from PUA, a Worldwide War suits Rachale and Dinara just fine.
The Glyph Saga: Book Three, At the Mother Station, is the third installment of this series. Maurasia, PUA, and Guandaland are at it again. As Randu, Rachale, Que, and Gina settle into public life in Maurasia, they attain many powerful allies. Que ventures into a helpful, yet dangerously addictive hacking hobby where he discovers more about the world abroad—and himself. Meanwhile, PUA is ready to torment Ecliptic Earth with their inexperienced replacement Leaders, and Guandaland makes next-in-line Julia Laos President after Ubo Mensca is assassinated.
The Glyph Saga: Book Two, Mad at Truth, is the second installment of this series. The war torn region of Maurasia is at the center of this story. After Randu, Rachale, Que, and Gina made their Great Escape from Panga Uno Animo, they find themselves lost and clueless about life outside the silvery Gates. With the cruel onslaught of a natural winter imminent, they shed their royal guises and hide in a salvage yard on the Old New Engle coast. They manage to make many allies, such as Donny, the jovial Soligram owner of the salvage yard, and Jacob, a half-Android Maurasian war hero. They also meet a powerful little Homo radians girl named Viky, and it seems that the PUA would love to get their hands on her. In the meantime, the PUA replaces their absconders, by recruiting outside the NQLC. The PUA also has yet another Lifeform Warfare scheme, attempting to gain the trust of Guandaland or Maurasia, so they can double-team the remaining region.
The Glyph Saga: Book One, A Great Escape, is the first installment of this seven book series. Set in the year 2098 SF, this book centers on the activities in the super region Panga Uno Animo. The PUA is an opulent, yet grueling, oligarchy with a fierce loathing of nature. The time has come for the Elder Dictators to initiate their highly trained children as future Leaders, with a lifelong commitment of unmitigated corruption and terror. However, a few of these Chosen Ones have had their fill of the despotism and autocracy in their dystopian home, and decide to make a break for it using their special superpowers to their advantage. It is up to these deserter offspring, with mysterious assistance from a remnant rebel, to escape the force field-protected gates of pretty oppression and attempt to usher in a new era of world peace and prosperity. Not, of course, without the obstructions of forbidden knowledge, lust, alien invasion, betrayal, loss, rejection, personal growth, and Life Form Warfare.
WHAT ARE YELLOW AND BLACK BUTTERFLIES, was a piece for FATE MAGAZINE MARCH 2002, written by D. K.N. Yuko
D. K. N. Yuko's growing list of poetry publishing credits includes:
* PASSAGES IN TIME, a chapbook series by JMW PUBLISHING CO 2002
* UNDER A QUICKSILVER MOON, an anthology by POETRY.COM
* 21st CENTURY GREAT POETS, an anthology by J. MARK PRESS 2002
* CREATIVE JUICES, a magazine by FORESTLAND PUBLICATIONS 2002
* NEW MILLENNIUM POETS, an anthology by FAMOUS POETS PRESS 2002
* BRIDGES, an anthology by ILIAD PRESS 2002
* WHAT ARE YELLOW AND BLACK BUTTERFLIES, a piece for FATE MAGAZINE MARCH 2002
* MUUNA TAKEENA, a biannual magazine by TIMO PALONEN (FINLAND) 2001
* DOC(K)S, a quarterly magazine by AKENATON (FRANCE) 2003