Author Archives: nathanielwms

Updated Summer Schedule

This June, I’m going to be at the Campbell Conference at the University of Kansas and at the SFRA Conference at UC Riverside. I’ll be teaching the first half of the Center for the Study of Science Fiction’s Summer Institute from … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts | Leave a comment

Dr. Who Novelty Songs

Verity Podcast recently devoted an entire show to novelty songs about Doctor Who. As I’ve mentioned before, I think novelty songs don’t get enough credit.  There’s an art to writing something funny and unique that references multiple cultural objects in an … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Monks and that iPhone Sticker Ad

In regular rotation during the March Madness NCAA Tournament, there’s an ad for iPhone’s sticker feature.  Apparently, people are asking about the bouncy , 60s garage-rock song featured in it.  The song is “Boys are Boys and Girls are Choice” by … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I Sold My Academic Book

So here’s the big announcement: last week, I signed a contract with University of Alabama Press to publish my non-fiction book on 19th-century fiction and technology.  It will likely be out in 2018. Its tentative title is Gears and God: Technocratic Fiction, … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Doc Savage: A Potential Beginner’s Guide

Earlier this week, Cat Rambo kicked off a series of post chronicling her re-reading the Doc Savage pulps. Coincidentally, I recently bought a large set of Doc paperback, nearly completing a collection I started over 10 years ago. Given Cat’s … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

More News Soon…

I will have news about the non-fiction, academic book in the coming month.  Beyond that, some of my short fiction is circulating. The next few weeks will include gathering reappointment materials for work, writing a number of recommendation letters for students, … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts | Leave a comment

Forget ‘Best of 2016.’ Here’s the ‘Catch-Up in 2017’ List.

I only get to read/watch a fraction of the things I want to during a year.  So I asked friends over on Facebook to recommend one thing from 2016 that I should experience, be it book, film, comic or otherwise. … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts | Leave a comment