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Happy September!

Apologies for being so quiet! This past week scarcely left me time to breathe.

Tremendous thanks to those of you who attended my "The Hunger Games and the Science Fiction Tradition" online lecture yesterday, and thanks to Tony C. Smith of StarShipSofa for inviting me to do it. I had a fantastic time, and I appreciate the terrific audience!

Neil Gaiman has joined the Unchained Tour, and I have tickets! I really look forward to seeing this.

I have a few quick items of personal news:

  • The forthcoming 2013 collection Lois McMaster Bujold: Essays on a Modern Master of Science Fiction and Fantasy (which includes my essay "From Both Sides Now: Lois McMaster Bujold and the Fan Fiction Phenomenon") now has a cover.

  • Emilie Flygare-Carlen's haunting Gothic classic The Magic Goblet: A Swedish Tale, which I edited for Valancourt Books, is now available for Kindle readers.

  • My essay "Are Americans Vikings or Indians?: What Dueling Origin Myths from the 19th Century Tell Us about Ourselves" will appear in the next issue of Reason Magazine.

Happy belated birthday to marthawells, and happy early birthday wishes to aragornlover, alii_s, beatonna, and agameofthree. May all of you enjoy many happy returns of the day!

Departing summer hath assumed
An aspect tenderly illumed,
The gentlest look of spring;
That calls from yonder leafy shade
Unfaded, yet prepared to fade,
A timely carolling.
- William Wordsworth, "September"


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Sep. 2nd, 2012 02:51 pm (UTC)
It all is quite interesting/good news... congrats!

Your Viking/Indian essay sounds very intriguing!
Sep. 7th, 2012 12:12 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much! :D

Reason is very good about putting articles online swiftly. I'll definitely link to the Viking/Indian piece as soon as it's up on the web. It's an extended review of Annette Kolodny's new book In Search of First Contact: The Vikings of Vinland, the Peoples of the Dawnland, and the Anglo-American Anxiety of Discovery, which I found to be a really fascinating study.

Thanks so much for being interested, my friend!
Sep. 2nd, 2012 03:44 pm (UTC)
Great news, and thanks for the early birthday wishes! :)
Sep. 7th, 2012 12:12 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you! And birthday hugs to you!
Sep. 4th, 2012 02:14 am (UTC)
The Unchained Tour looks awesome! Where are they coming around here? I'd be interested to go if possible.
Sep. 7th, 2012 12:15 am (UTC)
It promises to be fantastic! The tour will be in several places around our stomping grounds, including Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and Asheville, among others. The dates seem to be selling out quickly! Here's the list. I hope you can go, too! More soon - I owe you a PM. ;)
Sep. 5th, 2012 05:02 pm (UTC)
Good job on so many of your things getting published!
Sep. 7th, 2012 12:16 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much! I really appreciate it.
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