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Or all of the writing that came out—some stuff hasn’t yet seen the light of day. Below is the writing that you can enjoy right now, while huddling under blankets near a fire, sipping cocoa . . . or while taking breaks from grading student papers . . .

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Last week, I did an interview with Florida’s Marc Bernier Show in the run-up to the Miami Book Fair, where I did a panel to promote my latest book, I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing: Star Wars and the Triumph of Geek Culture. Many thanks to both the Show and the Fair, as well as to my co-panelists, authors Jonathan French (The Grey Bastards) and Mike Witwer (Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History)—I had a great time!

The interview is online; you can check it out here. I talked about how and why geeks have gone mainstream, and why the geek renaissance won’t be ending anytime soon. I also offered some thoughts on Stan Lee’s passing.

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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!

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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.

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I’m thrilled to announce that I just had a story accepted by Conjunctions—which is one of my favorite literary journals—for their upcoming fall issue, “A Cabinet of Curiosity.” I thought I’d mark the occasion by doing a little housekeeping, pulling together a list of all my published fiction, in case you feel like checking out my past work…

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