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Amy H. Sturgis earned her Ph.D. in Intellectual History from Vanderbilt University. Her primary fields include Science Fiction/Fantasy Studies and Native American Studies.

Sturgis serves as the Department Chair of Literature and Language at the Mythgard Institute at Signum University, and she also teaches Liberal Studies at Lenoir-Rhyne University. She is author of four books on Native American and U.S. history as well as dozens of scholarly and mainstream essays on historical and speculative fiction topics. She has edited five books on science fiction and fantasy subjects. In 2006, Sturgis was honored with the Imperishable Flame Award for Achievement in Tolkien/Inklings Scholarship.

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My latest essay debuted in the hard-copy issue of REASON earlier this month, and now it's online: "Feminism, Frankenstein, and Freedom: The Individualistic Works and Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley."



On a related note, my three-part "Looking Back at Genre History" series on StarShipSofa (also about Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley) is now complete.
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I had read every novel and short story in Craig Johnson's Longmire series and watched every aired episode of the television adaptation, and I was pining for more. Dry Bones scratched that itch in a most satisfying way. It also reminded me not to unde ...more
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Best Ghost Stories of Algernon Blackwood by Algernon Blackwood
"An excellent introduction to Blackwood for those who – like me – either haven’t read this notable British writer much, or possibly haven’t read him at all. Most of the stories here (other than “Max Hensig,” a crime tale with psychic overtones) wer..." Read more of this review »
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The Annotated Supernatural Horror in Literature by H.P. Lovecraft
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Every time I reread "Supernatural Horror in Literature," I find something new to appreciate. This is an invaluable resource, both for what it tell us of the development of the Gothic, weird fiction, and horror (and, for that matter, science fiction a ...more
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How Star Wars Conquered the Universe by Chris Taylor
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H.P. Lovecraft
“Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.”
H.P. Lovecraft

Arthur Conan Doyle
“Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons, with the greatest for the last.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, His Last Bow

Edgar Allan Poe
“From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were--I have not seen
As others saw--I could not bring
My passions from a common spring.
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow; I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone;
And all I lov'd, I loved alone.
Then--in my childhood--in the dawn
Of a most stormy life--was drawn
From ev'ry depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still:
From the torrent, or the fountain,
From the red cliff of the mountain,
From the sun that 'round me roll'd
In its autumn tint of gold--
From the lightning in the sky
As it pass'd me flying by--
From the thunder and the storm,
And the cloud that took the form
(When the rest of Heaven was blue)
Of a demon in my view.”
Edgar Allan Poe
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J.K. Rowling
“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

J.R.R. Tolkien
“I give you this toast: To the Hobbits. May they outlast the Sarumans and see spring again in the trees.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

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