I grew up by the ocean just north of Boston, but have lived in New York City for decades. I earned a Ph.D. in American literature from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. After a brief stint of working in the shiny tech world of the 1990s, I took a job at a community college and have been there ever since. I am an avid science fiction fan and an aspirational science fiction writer. I also do family history research with a focus on social history rather than lineage societies. My family history blog is All The Old Stories.

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