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Doc Savage: A Potential Beginner’s Guide

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

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Worldcon Update – San Antonio Appearances

I’ve updated my schedule under Appearances for Worldcon.  I have two confirmed appearances, but may have more “fill-in” gigs at the last minute. I’m particularly looking forward to attending panels on rock journalism and science fiction, Doc Savage, Mark Twain, … Continue reading

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What Will We Be Nostalgic for in the Future?

The last writing assignment from my Topics in the Novel class asked a simple question that applied our discussion of books like Ragtime, …Kavalier and Clay, and Boneshaker: What part of our current culture will illicit nostalgia in the future? … Continue reading

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Final Exam Questions: Steampunk, Nostalgia, SF Novels

Because it’s finals week at UC Davis, I thought I’d go ahead and publicly post the final exam questions from last quarter’s novels class on nostalgia and desiderium.  Here’s a taste of the questions I asked.  Students could write about … Continue reading

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Howard Waldrop Saves the Day!

If you know Howard Waldrop’s classic short story “Save a Place in the Lifeboat for Me,” (from his collection, Howard Who?) you know it pulls off a sci-fi/magical-realist blend of the Golden Age of Hollywood and the “Day the Music … Continue reading

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