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!