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Thanks to all on the US East Coast who checked in yesterday on my post about the earthquake. I'm so glad everyone's all right. From io9: "How Could an Earthquake Happen in Virginia?"

My most recent StarShipSofa "Looking Back on Genre History" segment, which discusses the literary history that informs the TV series Fringe and previews Fringe Science: Parallel Universes, White Tulips and Mad Scientists, is now available. 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.)

And speaking of Fringe Science: Parallel Universes, White Tulips and Mad Scientists, that book will be on bookshelves next week. My essay "In Search of Fringe's Literary Ancestors" includes sections on Fringe as the New Frankenstein; Edgar Allan Poe, Ratiocination, and Genre; Literary Science Fiction Investigators; Televised Science Fiction Investigators; and H.P. Lovecraft's Influence on Fringe.

I'll leave you with this parting thought:

funny pictures history - He Was Stuck In The Past Due To A Transporter Accident
see more Historic LOL

"Keep Calm and Expecto Patronum."
- seen on t-shirt


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Aug. 24th, 2011 02:33 pm (UTC)
Just back from WorldCon. One of the people I met there was Rachel Swirsky. I mentioned your name and Starship Sofa in a positive light :)
Aug. 24th, 2011 05:25 pm (UTC)
Oh, how kind of you! Thanks so much. It really was great fun, not to mention a privilege, to get to narrate her work.
Aug. 24th, 2011 05:51 pm (UTC)
From my very brief acquaintance, she seems really nice...
Aug. 26th, 2011 03:37 pm (UTC)
That's great to hear.
Aug. 24th, 2011 09:10 pm (UTC)
Heh, 'Vulcan gang signs' made me giggle.

Downloading now...that book and your essay sounds great! :)
Aug. 26th, 2011 03:38 pm (UTC)
Ha! Glad you liked the "Vulcan gang signs," too.

Downloading now...that book and your essay sounds great

Oh, I appreciate it so much. Thanks for the kind words!
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