Archive for July, 2013

Good Old Mac: Henry Everett McNeil, 1862—1929

Available now as a paperback book, my new scholarly biography of a key member of the H.P. Lovecraft circle, Good Old Mac: Henry Everett McNeil, 1862—1929.

Andromeda One: new SF literature event in Birmingham

Hot on the heels of the successful Wolverhampton convention for fans of science-fiction literature, comes a one-day SF convention in Birmingham: Andromeda One is a one-day SF, fantasy and horror literature-oriented convention taking place on Saturday 21st September 2013… “GUESTS OF HONOUR include Paul Cornell and Jaine Fenn. Plus sessions with an impressive range of […]

The interview and the hire

The Atlantic on Google’s evidence-based approach to job interviews… “Years ago, we did a study to determine whether anyone at Google is particularly good at hiring,” Laszlo Bock, Google’s senior vice president for people operations, told LinkedIn. “We looked at tens of thousands of interviews, and everyone who had done the interviews and what they […]

A Field in England… (alt version)

The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film:

Glass for scholars

I do like the idea of Google Glass. A few iterations down the line (eta for v1.0 is the end of 2013), it seems set give the same boost to scholarly production in old age that the original invention of eye-glasses once did many centuries ago.

Lovecraft in Historical Context #4

Available now in paperback, my book Lovecraft in Historical Context: a fourth collection. My fourth annual collection of scholarly essays on H.P. Lovecraft, his works and times. 76,000 words, 300 pages.


Volume, a book fair for the opening of the New Birmingham Library.