* I just finished the full draft of my essay for the Fringe Science collection (which has been the reason I've been so quiet recently). Next up on my "to do" list is completing my essay "From Amerind to Dorvan: The Future History of Native America in Star Trek" for the Star Trek and History collection. I also need to complete my annotations for and introduction to The Demon of Brockenheim. Those are my main non-fiction writing goals for the spring.
* In my undergraduate/graduate course on the dystopian tradition, my students are currently discussing Ever Since the World Ended, which we watched on Monday. I'm still surprised that this film doesn't come up more often in talks about science fiction and post-apocalyptic fiction. It's quite interesting in several ways. I recommend it, if you haven't seen it.
* The "Harry Potter and Crossover Audiences: The 2011 Potter Watch Conference" event, originally scheduled for Saturday, is being rescheduled for Fall 2011. I look forward to participating in it then.
* In other news, Librivox.org has a couple of new unabridged recordings that may be of interest:
-- The Mad Planet by Murray Leinster
-- Project Gutenberg Goth Collection of Spooky Stories
I spent a bit more time with Frankenstein yet again while preparing my Fringe essay, so this seemed appropriate to post:
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Walter: I've spent my life making things that bring joy and happiness to make the world a better place. Bubble gum, that was one of my first. Flannel pajamas. Ah, rainbows! And my latest project -- singing corpses!
- "Brown Betty," Fringe