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About eldritchhobbit

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    sexy swapper
  • Birthday 11/26/1971


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    Miskatonic University
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    Miskatonic University, Shub-Niggurath, Jack, Vice, El Dia De Reyes, Gingerbread Poppet 2007, Pumpkin Latte Favorite Notes: I love pumpkin, coffee, cinnamon, clove, ginger, nutmeg, mint, dark chocolate, apple, musk, patchouli, and tobacco.

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    My favorite things include science fiction, fantasy, dystopias, Gothic literature, history, vegetarianism, and Boston terriers.


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  1. eldritchhobbit

    Book mood. 📚

    ALT Book mood. 📚 These novels were inspired by the 1924 Leopold and Loeb case. View the full post.
  2. Emily Strand and Amy H. Sturgis, “Star Wars: Essays Exploring a Galaxy Far, Far Away” (Vernon Press, 2023) by New Books in Film It was a joy to join my co-editor, Emily Strand, to talk about our anthology Star Wars: Essays Exploring a Galaxy Far, Far Away with the New Books Network! View the full post.
  3. eldritchhobbit

    May the 4th be with you.

    dramyhsturgis: May the 4th be with you. Happy Star Wars Day! View the full post.
  4. ALT Grab your garlic, paprika, and train timetables. It’s Dracula Daily/Re: Dracula time again. View the full post.
  5. I was happy to be able to contribute to the University of Louisville’s year-long examination of Alexis de Tocqueville by discussing A Fortnight in the Wilderness. I’ll also be leading a seminar for Kentucky teachers on this text. View the full post.
  6. It’s wonderful to hear Martine G. Ræstad on this episode of Women At Warp discussing how the Federation’s economy works. Martine contributed the excellent essay “The Future Burning Brightly: The Dual Impact of Energy in Star Trek’s Post-Scarcity Universe” to our new Vernon Press anthology Star Trek: Essays Exploring the Final Frontier. Episode 234: How Does the Federation Economy Work? Star Trek: Essays Exploring the Final Frontier View the full post.
  7. eldritchhobbit

    Now in paperback!

    I’m delighted to share that both of my co-edited academic anthologies with Vernon Press are now available in hardback, ebook, and (new!) paperback format: STAR TREK: ESSAYS EXPLORING THE FINAL FRONTIER and STAR WARS: ESSAYS EXPLORING A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY. More information is here. ALTALT View the full post.
  8. Good mail day! New Palgrave Macmillan publications related to my current research/book project. ALT View the full post.
  9. Thesis Theater: Laurel Stevens, “An Awareness of Debts: Dark Academia and its Source-Texts” Congratulations to Laurel M. Stevens! It’s been a true joy to be Laurel’s M.A. thesis director. View the full post.
  10. eldritchhobbit

    New Dark Academia Presentation

    I am very happy to report that I will be presenting my paper “Missing Students and Their Fictional Afterlives: True Crime, Crime Fiction, and Dark Academia” at the Guilty Pleasures: Examining Crime in Popular Culture conference (May 2-3, 2024) sponsored by the Popular Culture Research Network. This talk is related to my current work-in-progress book project. I’m looking forward to it! View the full post.
  11. eldritchhobbit

    “Looking Back on Genre History”

    My latest “Looking Back on Genre History” segment is now available on the new episode of the StarShipSofa podcast. I discuss the concept of the timeslip. ALT ALTALT View the full post.
  12. eldritchhobbit

    Hugo Eligibility Post

    Nominations are open for the 2024 Hugo Awards. Several works with which I’m involved are eligible, so here is my Hugos 2024 post. Eligible for Best Related Work (both published by Vernon Press in 2023): Star Trek: Essays Exploring the Final Frontier (edited by Amy H. Sturgis and Emily Strand for Vernon Press, 2023) Star Wars: Essays Exploring a Galaxy Far, Far Away (edited by Emily Strand and Amy H. Sturgis for Vernon Press, 2023) Also, StarShipSofa is eligible for Best Fancast! Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all who have read and/or listened! ALT ALT View the full post.
  13. eldritchhobbit

    Join Me for A Haunting on the Hill

    This year I’ve been delighted to join SPACE (Signum Portals for Adult Continuing Education) online with Signum University. This week I’m wrapping up teaching my first module, which is on The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. It’s been so much fun! Currently my March module candidate is up for vote for until 2/1. It’s on A Haunting on the Hill by Elizabeth Hand. I hope you’ll join me! More information on my offered modules is here. View the full post.
  14. Current mood: listening to Shirley Jackson’s daughter sing the murder ballad “The Grattan Murders,” which appears in Jackson’s novel The Haunting of Hill House, as her mother sang it to her. View the full post.
  15. Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Speculating about our AI Future with Cory Doctorow, Ken Liu, and Martha Wells. After registering This promises to be a terrific online event! Thursday, January 11, 2024. View the full post.