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Dystopia, the 2012 Apocalypse, and Other Fun Stuff

Happy early birthday wishes to brighteyed_jill. May you have many happy returns of the day!


* The new issue of Apex Magazine is now available, and its theme is the year 2012. Included are two dark and thought-provoking short stories, one by Genevieve Valentine and one by James F. Reilly, and an essay by yours truly that delves into the different ingredients that make up the 2012 popular phenomenon: "2012: The Good, The Bad, and the Apocalyptic." I had great fun writing this piece (thanks again to Managing Editor and all-around great guy jasonsizemore for the invitation!), and I hope you read and enjoy!

To quote Dan Piraro:
By Dan Piraro



* My latest StarShipSofa "History of the Genre" segment, which this month is about Anthony Trollope's all-but-forgotten science fiction dystopia, is now available in the latest episode of the podcast. You can download it or listen to it here. If you listen, I hope you enjoy. (A full list of my past podcast segments, with links, is available here.)

* Congratulations to my friends the Potter Pundits for winning the 2009 Leaky Award for "Favorite Leaky Moment" for their Harry Potter literary analysis segments on the PotterCast podcast. Way to go!


“One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. No man has learned anything rightly, until he knows that every day is Doomsday.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tags: dystopias, harry potter, native america, podcasts, publications, sf
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