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Amy H. Sturgis

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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 teaches Liberal Studies at Lenoir-Rhyne University and Belmont 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. In 2015, the L.A. Press Club named her Reason article "Not Your Parents' Dystopias: Millennial Fondness for Worlds Gone Wrong" the "Best Magazine Review/
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For the second year, Escape Pod, The Science Fiction Podcast Magazine , is celebrating women and non-binary authors through a series of episodes called Artemis Rising.

The latest show, Episode 520, includes an Escape Pod exclusive story called "Singing to the Stars"
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It was my pleasure and privilege to guest host this episode. If you listen... Read more of this blog post »
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I thoroughly fell in love with the first book in The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency series, The Case of the Missing Moonstone, and The Case of the Girl in Grey is a delightful sequel. Again Jordan Stratford brings together the mother of modern scien ...more
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I would give "I Am a Man" 3.5 stars if I could.

This is the story of Chief Standing Bear, the Ponca leader who in 1879 won his case (Standing Bear v. Crook) in U.S. District Court, which determined that Native Americans are "persons within the meaning
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This tale rates a 4.5 stars for me. And it's by L. Ron Hubbard! Who would have thought it?

The novel is eligible for the 1941 Retro Hugo Award.

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I won't pretend this is an objective review, but as a first-generation and long-term but not uncritical Star Wars fan, I found the story both enjoyable and, more to the point, satisfying. I really appreciate the contrast between the
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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: 8 Stories

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.”
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