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I'll be off tomorrow to speak at the Spring 2012 Political Theory Symposium at Duke University on "Utopia, Dystopia, and the Problem of Technology."

Before then, a couple of news items:

* My completed essay "From Both Sides Now: Lois McMaster Bujold and the Fan Fiction Phenomenon" has been accepted officially for Forward Momentum: The Science Fiction and Fantasy of Lois McMaster Bujold, edited by Janet B. Croft and due out from McFarland later this year.

* Another of my film shorts sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies and produced by Ozymandius Media has debuted on YouTube. This one includes a dramatic reading. Ralph Waldo Emerson love! Here 'tis...

My others in this series are as follows:
* The Trail of Tears: They Knew It Was Wrong
* Forgotten Rebellion: Black Seminoles and the Largest Slave Revolt in U.S. History
* Andrew Jackson: The First Imperial President

"However feeble the sufferer and however great the oppressor, it is in the nature of things that the blow should recoil upon the oppressor."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson to President Martin Van Buren


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Apr. 17th, 2012 06:27 pm (UTC)
"Forward Momentum" does seem to be an inevitable title; I've been using it for writeups of my Barrayaran rpg campaign, as you've probably seen. From a certain perspective, rpgs based on a fictional source are a kind of fanfic—a peculiar sort with multiple authors.
Apr. 29th, 2012 01:32 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, excellent point about RPGs being a kind of fanfic for the works on which they're based!

(I'm so excited; there will be an extended interview with LMB in this new collection. I always love her interviews!)
Apr. 17th, 2012 06:47 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the Bujold essay! She is & will always be one of my favorite SF writers.
Apr. 29th, 2012 01:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! She's one of mine, too. I just adore her books.
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