Publications

Fiction:

  • Dawn Song, novel (Tor Books, HC June, 1998; Tor Books PB, September, 1999 [Library Journal “Word of Mouth” selection, August 1, 1999]).
    • Greek Edition, Το τραγούδι της αυγής, Athens: Oxy Books, 2001.
    • German Edition, Dawn Song, Berlin: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2010.
  • Stories from the Plague Years, HC collection of new and reprinted fiction forthcoming from Cemetery Dance Publications, Baltimore.
  • “…And the Damage Done,” in Outsiders: 22 All-New Stories From the Edge, ed. N. Holder and N. Kilpatrick (Penguin, 2005).
  • “Changeling,” in Last Pentacle of the Sun: Writings in Support of the West Memphis Three, ed. B. Savory and M.A. Anderson (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2004).
  • “Exit Wound,” in Queer Fear II, ed. M. Rowe (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2002); rep., Gothic.Net, January, 2003.
  • Assume the Port of Mars, serial on Gothic.Net, October 2001-January, 2002.
  • “Little Round Head,” Gothic.Net, July, 2001.
  • “The Siege,” in Queer Fear, ed. M. Rowe (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2000).
  • “Winter Requiem,” novella serialized on Gothic.Net, October-November, 1999.
  • “Burden,” Gothic.Net, March, 1999; rep. in The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 11, ed. S. Jones (Caroll & Graf, 2000).
  • “A Feasibility Study,” adaptation of teleplay by Joseph Stefano, in The Outer Limits, Volume Two, ed. D. Notkin (Prima Publishing, 1997).
    • U.K. Edition, London: Boxtree, 1997.
    • German Translation, “Eine Durchführbarkeitsstudie,” in The Outer Limits, Die unbekannte Dimension, Bd.2, Cologne: Egmont, 1997.
    • Czech Translation, “Studie uskutečnitelnosti,” in Krajní meze, 1, Prague: Talpress, 1998.
  • “Winter Requiem” [short story version], in Peter S. Beagle’s Immortal Unicorn, ed. Beagle and J. Berliner (Harper/Prism, 1995).

Editing:

•  2006-present, Fiction Editor of Chiaroscuro ( http://www.chizine.com ), award-winning online dark genre publication based in Toronto. Duties include selection of manuscripts and detailed refining and restructuring of fiction in collaboration with authors.

Teaching:

•  1988-1990, State University of New York College at Buffalo, Instructor of English Composition. Duties included development of lectures, syllabi, reading lists, lesson plans, arrangement of guest lectures, correction and grading of papers. Additional teaching done at high-school and middle-school levels. Occasional lectures in creative writing and film classes at Wellesley College.

2008-present, Creative Writing Instructor at Boston’s Grub Street, Inc. Duties include running of workshops, creation of curricula, development of lectures, syllabi, reading lists, lesson plans,  and arrangement of guest lectures.

Instructional Writing:

•  “Going There: Strategies for Writing the Things that Scare You,” in On Writing Horror: A Handbook by the Horror Writers Association, ed. by M. Castle (Writers Digest Books, 2006).

Film Reviews:

  • 1990-present, “Mad Prof. Mike’s Headbanger Movie Reviews” segment on radio program Film Close-Ups, KALX Radio in Berkeley, California, and later on Movie Magazine International, produced at KUSF, San Francisco (syndicated in over one hundred markets in the U.S. and Canada via the Public Radio Satellite System).
  • 1993-1996, monthly reviews for MaximumRockNRoll (circ. 11,000).
  • 1995-1996, monthly reviews for online publication, Dark Carnival On-Line (30,000 hits/month).
  • 1998-2004, reviews and media commentary for The Charleston City Paper (readership, 130,000).
  • 1999-2001, reviews and commentary for Gothic.Net (115,000 hits/month).
  • 2000-present, reviews and commentary for NBC/Universal’s SciFi Channel affiliated online publications, Science Fiction Weekly and SCIFI Wire (1 million hits/month).
  • 2001-present, “MediaDrome” film column in Cemetery Dance magazine (circ. 11,000).
  • 2004-2005, film commentary for WCOO-FM, Charleston, morning commute show.

Media reporting:

  • 1990-present, interviews with actors, filmmakers and film scholars on Film Close-Ups and Movie Magazine International.
  • 1998-1999, “Big Bang,” column on upcoming film and TV productions for Sci-Fi Universe Magazine (circ. 120,000).
  • 1999-2000, film and TV coverage for Science Fiction Age Magazine (circ. 130,000), and NBC/Universal’s SciFi Channel-affiliated print publication Sci-Fi Entertainment Magazine (circ. 150,000).
  • 2005-present, film and book coverage, including on-set reportage and cover stories, for NBC/Universal’s SciFi: The Official Magazine of the SciFi Channel (circ. 150,000)

Pop Culture Commentary:

  • 2005-present, detailed genre-focused essays for BenBella’s SmartPop book series.
    • “Theater of Faces,” in Farscape Forever!: Sex, Drugs and Killer Muppets, ed. Glenn Yeffeth, 2005.
    • “Dalton’s Gang: A Fleming Fan Praises the Best Bond,” James Bond in the 21st Century: Why We Still Need 007, ed. Glenn Yeffeth, 2006.
    • “Inner Demons, Outer Heroes, Outer Villains: A Look at Monstrosity in Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2,” in Webslinger: SF and Comic Writers on Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, ed. Gerry Conway, 2007.
    • “River Tam and the Weaponized Women of the Whedonverse,” in Serenity Found: More Unauthorized Essays on Joss Whedon’s Firefly Universe, ed. Jane Espenson, 2007.
    • “Ra’s al Ghul: Father Figure as Terrorist,” in Batman Unauthorized: Vigilantes, Jokers, and Heroes in Gotham City, ed. Dennis O’Neil, 2008.
  • 2007-present, book reviews for Dead Reckonings: A Review Magazine for the Horror Field.
  • 2009-present, politically-based pop culture commentary and interviews for SuicideGirls.com

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