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

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

For those who enjoy science fiction of the past, you owe it to yourself to follow this blog.

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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welcome to 2019… impeachable acts…

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