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It’s the end of the year, the end of the decade, so it’s time to look back and see what I wrote in 2019, as well as what happened with my two most recent books.

cinemaps & geek culture

Cinemaps: An Atlas of 35 Great Movies was translated into German (and was reviewed here). This follows it winning “Best Illustrated Book on Film” at the Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Awards, as well as its being translated into Japanese and Spanish. But whatever language you choose, Cinemaps makes a lovely gift! (Thanks to Andrew DeGraff‘s amazing art.)

My most recent book, I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing: Star Wars and the Triumph of Geek Culture, also makes a lovely gift, being more timely than ever! (There’s a new Star Wars movie out, in case you’ve not heard.)

I also published a short story with Conjunctions: “Sandy Szymanski,” which is about a young woman who’s worried that she’s turning into a duck (and that nobody cares). This follows two other stories I’ve published with that magazine: “You’ll Be Sorry” and “Days of Heaven.” And I’m pleased to announce that Conjunctions just accepted another of my stories: “Thirteen Short Tales about Monsters,” which will appear in issue #74, “Grendel’s Kin” (now available for pre-order).

Beyond that, I devoted a lot of the year to working on two new books—a novel, and another critical book. More about which soon, I hope…

As for this blog: first, I added two pages to make it easier to find both my fiction and my non-fiction. (You can access these pages through the tabs at the top of the site.)

I also published a bunch of new stuff:

Beyond that, two older posts have been receiving a lot of traffic:

If you haven’t read them yet, why not check them out? And remember, you can find all my fiction here, and all my non-fiction here.

In conclusion, I hope you had a terrific 2019. If you want to share any of your own writing or other work, please do so in the comments!

Happy Holidays, and see you in 2020!

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I’m delighted to announce that Conjunctions Online just published my short story “Sandy Szymanski,” which is about a young woman who’s worried that she’s turning into a duck (and that nobody cares).

You can find more of my fiction here, including two stories that Conjunctions previously published—”You’ll Be Sorry” and “Days of Heaven.”

Thanks to Conjunctions, and thanks to you, for reading!

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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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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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…which is available come November; see here for more about the issue. Meanwhile, the editors have also posted the piece at their website.

“You’ll Be Sorry” is taken from my second, completed but as-yet-unpublished collection, “Distress.” Other pieces from that collection have appeared in alice blue review, Birkensnake, Everyday Genius, PANKSidebrow, The Brooklyn Rail, trnsfr, and Untoward.

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