Category Archives: Reading

Star Wars Canon Completion…Sort of

Back in mid-October I decided on a project—I was going to move through the entire Star Wars canon in chronological order, hitting every film, TV show episode, novel, and comic from start to finish. I am now within two books … Continue reading

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Star Wars Lists

I’m planning on teaching a Star Wars-themed, RPG-driven creative writing course at least once (hopefully/possibly more) during the 2017-2018 academic year. To that end I’m trying to get caught up on the new Di$ney-dictated Star Wars canon and also keeping … Continue reading

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Spring 2015 Speculative Fiction Workshop Reading List

I posted this for some colleagues in the Creative Writing Pedagogy Facebook group. The books below are Jeff Vandermeer’s Wonderbook, Gardner Dozois’s Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection, and Paula Guran’s Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2014. Happy … Continue reading

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Artwork from the Silmarillion

I’m teaching a Tolkien course in the fall. I realize that The Silmarillion (which I was introduced to as an undergrad and quickly became one of my all-time favorite books) can be a difficult entry point into Tolkien’s work and … Continue reading

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MFA vs NYC? Notes on a False Debate

Since I didn’t attend AWP 2014, Facebook friends clued me in to MFA vs NYC, a collection that “brings together established writers, MFA professors and students, and New York editors, publicists, and agents to talk about these overlapping worlds, and … Continue reading

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My New Storyspace E-reader

Yeah, so I’m trying to read Afternoon, A Story, Patchwork Girl, and Victory Garden, all of which are foundational hypertexts, and all of which are on the proprietary Storyspace software by Eastgate Systems. Unfortunately none of them work on either … Continue reading

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