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SF study guide

This was a fun but exhausting project: I just finished the "Science Fiction" entry for the Research Guide to American Literature: Post War Literature, 1945-1970, co-authored with James Gunn. Fun because I got to do lots of research on this fascinating period in SF's history, going through a bunch of wonderful resource texts here in the Center's SF Research Library. Exhausting because the deadline was much too short, especially considering all the other stuff going on at work lately.

Now I want to write more material like this....

But it's done, edited by Jim, revised by me (mostly to cut 1000 words, ugh), and off to the editor, John Cusatis. Woohoo! Should be a really neat resource for teaching that period of American lit.

Chris

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saffronhare
Nov. 23rd, 2009 09:25 pm (UTC)
Wow. Nothing quite like having to cut a lotta lotta words to put priorities into perspective, huh? Glad you're pleased with the results!
mckitterick
Nov. 23rd, 2009 09:27 pm (UTC)
Don't you know it! It's much harder to write short (and cut) than write comprehensively.
saffronhare
Nov. 23rd, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
Egads, yes. I'm not your girl if you need a snappy headline, but I work in marketing, so word count and white space are vital. And how lovely the words are matters little if it doesn't WORK for what clients are trying to accomplish, either. (sigh)

Back to it now!
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