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Albert Wendland
Albert Wendland lives in the Pittsburgh area, attended Carnegie-Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh, and now teaches English at Seton Hill University in Greensburg and runs a program in Writing Popular Fiction. He has read, studied and written science fiction all his life.
Albert Wendland lives in the Pittsburgh area, attended Carnegie-Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh, and now teaches English at Seton Hill University in Greensburg and runs a program in Writing Popular Fiction. He has read, studied and written science fiction all his life.
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Deep Places: the Fascination of Caves
I recently was asked to moderate a panel at Confluence (Pittsburgh’s SF/fantasy convention) dealing with “Deep Places: Caves, Dungeons, Holes in the Ground.” It was a good discussion, with fellow panelists Gail Z. Martin, Christopher Pisano, Ken Chiacchia...

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The Myth of Mastery, in Writing
            At the Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University, we have at each of our on-campus Residencies a
central theme, something to provide focus for the workshops and discussions.   In the past, these topics have been iss...

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The Myth of Mastery, in Writing
            At the Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University, we have at each of our on-campus Residencies a
central theme, something to provide focus for the workshops and discussions.   In the past, these topics have been iss...

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More on Fables: Closer to the End.
When I wrote my last blog on Fables I had yet to reread Cubs In Toyland and Snow White (volumes 18 and 19) and I had not read Camelot or Happily Ever After at all (20 and 21). Having now completed those, and still reeling from the experience, I’m compelled...

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The End of Fables
Woe and alas! The long-running graphic-novel series, Fables , is coming to an end.  Why was it so good? Its art was clean, direct, umembellished, simple yet elegant, with just the right touch of quirky unreality. Mark Buckingham at the helm (inked by Steve...

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A Review of The Man Who Loved Alien Landscapes
Christopher
Wilk, while finishing his novel in the MFA Writing Popular Fiction program
at Seton Hill, wrote for one of his class assignments a book
review.    And he happened to choose my own novel
to write about, The Man Who Loved Alien Landscapes.   He sh...

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Getting to Where You Are, Part 3: The Job
Continued from the previous blog:       I’m hired by Seton Hill . All my reasons for initially saying “no” evaporate. The Teaching of English course is developed successfully, and I handle it for years and even enjoy it.      And I love teaching English a...

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Getting to Where You Are, Part 2: The Career
This story continues from the previous blog, and this part concerns graduate school. After graduating from Carnegie-Mellon with my undergraduate BS (not a BA) in Physics and English, I knew I would need to go to graduate school for study in English. So, in...

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Getting to Where You Are, Part 1: The Interests
I just attended a class of
undergraduate English majors at Seton Hill University where I and a number of
my colleagues were asked to share our past experiences and to show how we
arrived at the career that we did.   The
point was to give to the students an ...

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A Cover Reveal: Liz Coley
I want to give a plug for Liz Coley’s latest release, the start
of a new trilogy for her.   Liz is the author of Pretty
Girl-13 , an international best-seller (and I loved comparing all the covers
of the foreign editions).   It’s a
psychological thriller th...
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