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Updates: My 2018 in Review (Best SF Novels, Best SF Short Fiction, and Bonus Catagories)

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Science Fiction and Other Suspect Ruminations

Post-academia depression hits hard…. While completing my PhD (defended in the summer of 2017), reading SF and writing about SF was the way I kept sane. After multiple mostly unsuccessful years on the academic market, I have changed gears career-wise (although I’m still affiliated with a university and teaching college-level history courses but without the research component) and it has been a liberating experience. My history obsessions remain, even stronger in many ways, and academic monographs on all the topics that I wanted to read about but never could—Hellenistic successor states to Alexander, Early Islam, Late Antique and Medieval Persia, etc.–have dominated my time and pocketbook 2018 (don’t ask how much I’ve spent). I have included a “Best Academic History Reads of 2018” section for the curious.

At the beginning of November, I was moments from announcing that I was on hiatus for the foreseeable future. However, I have fallen…

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January 3, 2019 at 11:58 pm Leave a comment

welcome to 2019…

No need to say more.

Read Between the Minds

it’s new year’s first day
29,000 children died
each minute today
will prayers be your offering
or will their blood bring action

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January 3, 2019 at 11:53 pm Leave a comment

prime time tv deity…

This says it all. Unfortunately.

Read Between the Minds

like those
who built
the tower
of
babel
he wants
to
build
a wall
not to reach
god
but
to
become
god
his wall’s
to
be built
from
the ground bones
of
freedom
mortared
with the blood
of
children
children
crushed
by
the weight
of
intolerance
and
ignorance
this monument
to
his pride
will assure
that
those
in this nation
will
never
understand others
in
the world
and surely
his
wall
will scatter
hatred
and
inhumanity

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January 3, 2019 at 11:39 pm Leave a comment


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