The Updates Before Christmas

The quarter at UC Davis is over, and I’m spending most of my time revising a 4,000-word entry on “Science and Technology” for Mark Twain in Context, a book forthcoming from Cambridge U Press. It’s a joy to read/re-read some of the famous moments in Twain’s life, especially now that we have all three volumes of the Autobiography out (thanks, Berkeley!) So I find myself writing about Tesla, vivisection, patent law, steamboat safety, and other things Twain was interested in.

On the fiction front, not so much luck. A rejection last week. Only one story currently making the rounds. I just don’t have the time to do the Twain entry and revise a couple of stories in progress to the level they really need to be before submission.

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