Nancy E. Shaffer

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Nancy E. Shaffer has been an experimental psychologist, a philosopher, and a software developer. She taught history and philosophy of science at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec and the University of Nebraska Omaha.

Her philosophical work has appeared in the journal Philosophy of Science and her pop-culture philosophy website, All Things Philosophical on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel: the Series.

Her first novel, Dis/inhbition, turns a state university lab into an emotional crucible for exploring the complex relationship between a young neuroscientist and her mentor. Nancy is currently working on the first novel of a science fiction series, Aethersphere.

She currently resides in Tempe, Arizona.
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This novel strikes me as a bit First-World-problemsy. This relatively privileged 35-year-old woman from 21st century England has infinite possibilities, but is that essential to the human condition? Would a person whose race made them prone to capture and enslavement in 18th century culture have infinite possibilities? Would a woman from a p

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Dis/inhibition

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Albert Einstein
“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”
Albert Einstein, The World As I See It

“Life is a drag most of the time--birth, school, work, death.... I wish something magic would happen." --Aiden, "Blood and Chocolate”
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“I never change, I simply become more myself.”
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“The more I read, the hungrier I become. Each book seemed promising, each page I turned offered an escapade, the allure of another world, other destinies, other dreams.”
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Frank McCourt
“You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.”
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