I’m excited to announce that my story “Days of Heaven” will appear in Conjunctions #71, “A Cabinet of Curiosity.” Conjunctions has long been one of my favorite literary journals, and I still find it slightly unreal that they’ve published me.

In addition to being in the print issue, my story is up at the Conjunctions website, alongside a story by the legendary Ann Beattie. I’m honored to have my work featured alongside hers, and to be included in an issue that also features pieces by Diane Ackerman, Matt Bell, Laura van den Berg, Samuel R. Delany, Nathaniel Mackey, Joyce Carol Oates, Bin Ramke, Can Xue, and many others. Thanks as always to editor Bradford Morrow, and to everyone else at Conjunctions!

I also had a story (“You’ll Be Sorry”) in Conjunctions #57, if you feel like checking that out. And see below for more information on “A Cabinet of Curiosity,” including how to order it and other issues of Conjunctions.

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Specifically, it won “Best Illustrated Book on Film” at the Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Awards. Congratulations to Andrew DeGraff, whose art never ceases to amaze me, and to everyone at Quirk who helped make this book happen!

Also, as I noted in the last two posts, Cinemaps is now available in Japanese and Spanish. More information about the book can be found after the jump:

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Right on the heels of the Spanish-language edition, Cinemaps has also been translated into Japanese! Thanks to everyone at Quirk Books and Film Art for making this possible!


I’ll include a few more images below…

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Cinemaps: An Atlas of 35 Great Movies, with art by Andrew DeGraff and essays by myself, has been translated into Spanish! Specifically, it’s been translated by Ton Gras and Sergi Ramírez, and I can’t wait to sit down with their work!

About Cinemaps:

Acclaimed artist Andrew DeGraff has created beautiful hand-painted maps of all your favorite films, from King Kong and North by Northwest to The Princess Bride, Fargo, Pulp Fiction, even The Breakfast Club—with the routes of major characters charted in meticulous cartographic detail. Follow Marty McFly through the Hill Valley of 1985, 1955, and 1985 once again as he races Back to the Future. Trail Jack Torrance as he navigates the corridors of the Overlook Hotel in The Shining. And join Indiana Jones on a globe-spanning journey from Nepal to Cairo to London on his quest for the famed Lost Ark. Each map is presented in an 11-by-14-inch format, with key details enlarged for closer inspection, and is accompanied by illuminating essays by film critic A. D. Jameson, who speaks to the unique geographies of each film. This beautifully designed atlas is an essential reference for anyone who loves great art and great films.


I wanted to collect in one place all of the secondary materials related to my most recent book, I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing: Star Wars and the Triumph of Geek Culture. Below you’ll find links to the audiobook, online excerpts, interviews with me, reviews, and related articles. I’ll also update this post as new materials become available. … Enjoy!

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I’m still looking for a post-punk song that I heard about a month ago (and I’d still appreciate any suggestions you might have). While searching, though, I’ve come across a number of cool ’80s songs and bands that were new to me, and that I thought you might also like…

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About a week ago, while at Chicago’s Beer Temple, I heard a groovy song that I didn’t recognize. Since then I’ve been trying to track it down, to no avail. Please help me find it!

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