My story, “Old Foss is the Name of His Cat,” is up at PodCastle.

My story is up as a podcast at PodCastle. A great reading by Graeme Dunlop, with links to information about edward Lear’s cat, Old Foss, and poetry, including The Jumblies and Owl and the Pussycat. I love how it sounds! Check it out!

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Story accepted for publication

My story “Stinky, Stinky Little Pig,” about an unfortunate meeting between an older Lewis Carroll and a grown up Alice, has been accepted for publication in venerable sf magazine Space and Time! I await the publication of this story and the podcast of my previously published story “Old Foss is the Name of His Cat” over at PodCastle. Guess I better write some new stuff.

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Just a reminder…

that i am blogging my way to the Philip K. Dick Conference at the SF in CSUF site until the Conference arrives at the end of April. Until then, unless a post is very specifically about my own work, I will be found there:

Here is the crossover thing I just published: I will be giving a talk Oct 21st about Dr. Willis McNelly and the founding of the sf Special Collections here at CSUF. Go check it out, and all the other Dune related talks in the month of October at the CSUF Library…..

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Podcast of my work coming out!

My short story, “Old Foss is the Name of His Cat,” has been accepted for production as a podcast from PodCastle, an excellent site! More details as I get them. I can’t wait to hear a professional production of the story.

I am blogging fairly steadily on the Sf at CSUF site, so do look there if you want to see where my energy is right now working up to the Philip K. Dick Conference 2016, April 29-30. See

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Mind Bending into Summer

As grading subsides, many of the grad students from my Critical Approaches to Popular Literature class will continue to work on the launch of our shared SF at CSUF site, with its work on Philip K. Dick in the OC, Steampunk Origins, our sf pulps in Special Collections at CSUF, and more. I will be organizing and linking all the fabulous content they have created through the end of the month. Countdown to launch is on! 10, 9, 8….

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Added a Publications Page

I have added a page with selected professional publications…check it out! I will add links to any materials online, and look to add stories or excerpts soon.

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Just keeping track of recent work…more to come on upcoming events

My scholarly book Critical Discourses of the Fantastic, 1712-1831 (Ashgate) is currently a Finalist for the 2014 Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Myth and Fantasy Studies. I will know in August if my book wins…wish me luck.

I am head curator on a new website, Philip K. Dick in Orange County, created with my fabulous 2014 Digital Literary Studies class. The site is up, but we will be having an official launch event Fall, 2014, with Bookmachine, a Fullerton book and zinestore. More to come on the OC launch party, but until then, like us on Facebook:

My co-written story (with Jacob Weisman), “Lost October,” will be reprinted this October in Fields of Fantasy: Baseball Tales of the Fantastic and Supernatural (Night Shade, 2014), Edited by Rick Wilber. This story appeared in W.P. Kinsella’s Baseball Fantastic.

My co-edited (with Jacob Weisman) collection, The Treasury of the Fantastic: Romanticism to the Early Twentieth Century has been republished by Tachyon, 2013. The book collects great fantasy stories and poems from the early 19th-century through the early 20th-century.

“Revising Horror (The Wrong Mouth)” is a poem published in one of the last print issues of Mythic Delirium #28, Spring, 2013.

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