books read, may

mark fisher, ghosts of my life

marc augé, un ethnologue dans le métro

eugene lim, dear cyborgs

antoine de saint-exupéry, le petit prince

warren ellis & darick robertson, transmetropolitan 3

shaun tan, the arrival

margaret atwood, oryx and crake

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books read, april

I’m slipping with the new quarter and the AAG, but I’m still at it:

Isaac Asimov, Caves of steel

Eugene Thacker, In the dust of this planet

Ursula K Le Guin, The lathe of heaven

China Miéville, The city and the city (re-read for a course I’m teaching)

Stéphane Audeguy, La théorie des nuages

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books read, march

Strange weather in Tokyo, Hiromi Kawakami

Harry Potter, vol. 1. Read aloud to my son over several weeks.

The Ballad of Black Tom, Victor LaValle

A collection of H.P. Lovecraft’s short stories

Transmetropolitan 1: Back on the street, Warren Ellis & Darick Robertson

Transmetropolitan 2: Lust for Life, Warren Ellis & Darick Robertson

“The Minority Report,” PKD

No Small Plans, Chicago Architecture Foundation

New Lines: Critical GIS and the Trouble of the Map, Matthew Wilson

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Books read, February

Frankenstein (1818 text), Mary Shelley

The Vegetarian, Han Kang

Capitalist Realism, Mark Fisher

The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood

The Flamethrowers, Rachel Kushner

New York 2140, Kim Stanley Robinson

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Seattle 2018 and beyond…

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under review & almost under contract!

It’s true, I complain too much about not having time to do research, but within the last 24 hours, I’ve managed to send out a revised article and get an email back from a publisher about negotiating a contract for my translation of the Jacques Besse novella with the original French publisher. Add that to another article under review and an invitation to submit a book prospectus and it’s starting to look like I might actually get some research out there in the world…

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Books read, January 2018

With my intense teaching schedule on two campuses, I spend quite a bit of time on the bus feeling brain dead, so I either grade papers or read novels. I’ve done a better job reading more female authors so far, and even though I’m a little embarrassed for having to explicitly pursue books written by women, I think it’s better than just continuing to lazily pick up books written by people who look like me. So far I’ve read:

Chris Kraus, Aliens & Anorexia and Torpor

Octavia Butler, Kindred

Barbara Kingsolver, Flight Behavior

Ursula Le Guin, Left Hand of Darkness

I have a couple more on deck but I won’t post anything until I actually read them. And, of course, suggestions are welcome.

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