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My Publishing/Podcasting/Reading in 2016

It's time for my annual navel-gazing post, in which I take stock of the year beyond my university teaching for my own information/edification.

So here's my reading, podcasting, and published work this year.


Here's what I read this year, courtesy of Goodreads.


Beyond my monthly "Looking Back on Genre History" segments for StarShipSofa (Yay! Go team!), I've had the pleasure of being involved with several other podcasts this year, making multiple appearances on MuggleNet Academia, Far Fetched Fables, and Escape Pod, as well as contributing two narrations to The Drabblecast. This year also marks my first narration for the Cast of Wonders podcast. I've had a fantastic time, and I thank the great teams behind all of the podcasts who have invited me to play in their sandboxes.

I also have another narration completed that will run in 2017. Links to all of my podcasting appearances can be found here.


Here are my essays that were published this year:

* “Star Wars, Remixed: George Lucas’ Universe Is a Mashup Masterwork,” Reason (January 2016)

* “His Fordship in the Capitol and Big Brother in the Districts: The Hunger Games and the Modern Dystopian Tradition,” Critical Insights: The Hunger Games, Lana A. Whited, ed., Grey House/Salem Press, 2016

* “Hogwarts in America: In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, J.K. Rowling Crosses the Atlantic and Makes a Hash of North American History and Culture,” Reason (December 2016)

* Multiple blog posts for the Learn Liberty project with the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University

I also wrote two essays that will be published in 2017:

* "The Once and Future Chief: Tecumseh in (Science) Fiction," accepted for Apex Magazine, Issue 92, January 2017

* “'Some Lingering Influence in the Shunned House': H.P. Lovecraft’s Three Invitations to Dark Tourism," accepted for 2017 collection on Dark Tourism, title TBA

Onward and upward!


( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 30th, 2016 07:39 pm (UTC)
you have been quite busy!!! I wish I could write essays (all I ever come up with is a clever title). Will look forward very much to the Tecumseh one (which is not to say anything diss-ish about Lovecraft).....

took a day off from work to work on The Problem(s) of New Year's Eve only to have a plumbing disaster. So now am watching Doctor Who with grandson. (and grinning quietly to myself)

Happy New Year, Amy!

Edited at 2016-12-30 07:41 pm (UTC)
Dec. 31st, 2016 12:36 pm (UTC)
Ooh, that Lovecraft article sounds interesting! (but what about Lovecraft isn't? *g*) Please let us know when it's published.

And 66 books! You certainly beat my count, though I think I'll be adding one more book before the year is out. Anyway, yea for reading!

Jan. 2nd, 2017 04:00 pm (UTC)

The Lovecraft tourism one sounds interesting. I'll read it when it comes out!
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