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Palabras

I am currently working on bringing Palabras, my pet project over at Clovis Community College, into the world again. It has been tough going. I had to learn how to use new software packages, new server configurations, and the like. For those interested in Palabras, consider checking out the new…

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Il Milione: The Novel

I’ve decided to turn my favorite story, “Il Milione,” into a novel. It is going to be hosted through Fiction Press. Link to the first chapter can be found below: https://www.fictionpress.com/s/3335743/1/Il-Milione

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A Protracted Game

Or my attempt at space opera… A Protracted Game gets its name from Boorman’s classic text The Protracted Game: A Wei-Ch’I Interpretation of Maoist Revolutionary Strategy (1971)–a text that has been profound to me when thinking about politics of guerrilla warfare. The idea behind A Protracted Game is that we as humans have explored and colonized much of the solar system–something the inhabitants call the Verse. The Verse extends from the…

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Universes Brimming with Life, (Im)possibility, and Extreme Violence: My Problems with Space Opera

I’m the first to admit that I love the space opera sub-genre. I remember watching Battlestar Galactica (the new rendition — sorry, crusty grognards) for hours on end, wondering when (or, rather, if) the human fleet would find the promised land: Earth. I spent months (actually, years) combing through novels set in the Star Wars expanded universe…

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