In general news...
* The Mythopoeic Society has announced the finalists for the 2007 Mythopoeic Awards (including the Fantasy Award for Adult Literature, the Fantasy Award for Children's Literature, the Scholarship Award for Inklings Studies, and the Scholarship Award in myth And Fantasy). See the list of finalists here.
* The pet food recall saga continues, as now acetaminophen has been found in various brands of cat and dog food that were not on the Menu Foods list. Here's a way to keep informed:
And in personal news...
* Next month I will be giving four lectures at UCLA as part of the Institute for Humane Studies' Cinematic & Literary Traditions of Liberty: A Workshop. I am very happy to say that last week it was confirmed: my first lecture will immediately follow a presentation by Tim Minear, co-producer and co-writer for Firefly, who will be walking the seminar attendees through one of his episodes, "Out of Gas," and talking about his experience writing for television. My lecture will dovetail with his presentation, as I will be discussing the political dimensions of frontier literature and film, focusing on science fiction and westerns. Needless to say, I am one very happy Browncoat.
Mal: "Inara, think you could stoop to being on my arm?"
Inara: "Will you wash it first?"
- "Heart of Gold," Firefly