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Brent A. Stypczynski

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I am a writing tutor, freelance writer/editor, and father who dabbles in writing fiction from time to time. I have also been a college comp and literature instructor, an inventory control/tech writer for a NASA contractor, a cashier in a university food court, and a library employee. My first publication came courtesy of Rick Silva (Kinships). Since then, I have published a number of academic book reviews (mostly in Extrapolation and the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts), a number of articles for Pyramid Magazine (Steve Jackson Games), a few academic articles (Extrapolation and JFA), an article in conference proceedings (When Genres Collide), and a book of literary criticism (The Modern Literary Werewolf: A Critical Study of the Mutable ...more

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For over a year now, I’ve really been wanting to build a secondary fantasy world and/or to write a story set in one.  Or even a science-fantasy.  But, everything I put together in both venues always returns to urban (or contemporary, pick your poison) fantasy.  The frustrating thing is that I’m not sure why.  I’ve alternately blamed laziness (in many ways, urban/contemporary fantasy is easier—m...

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“Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead.”
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“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
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