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Hey there, everyone! Something looks strange, you may well be thinking on reading this post, and well, you’d be right. I’ve had a re-brand, a little re-design, and a larger re-think about my blog space. Since parting ways as editor of Set The Tape in the spring, I’ve been going back and forth on what …

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Hola teamsters! Those of you who follow me @ajblackwriter on Twitter or via Facebook may already have seen this announcement, but I’m thrilled to finally reveal the title of my long-gestating non-fiction tome: Myth-Building in Modern Media: The Role of the Mytharc in Imagined Worlds, now available to pre-order from McFarland and due for release …

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So I’ve gone and done it, guys… I’ve launched a Patreon for Cultural Conversation which you can find here. Some of you may subscribe to, or know about, my fairly successful Patreon for The X-Cast, my X-Files podcast, which has built a terrific community around itself over the last few years, so I have some …

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Howdy folks, it’s been a while since I did a Tony Talks post, indeed this is the first one of 2019. It feels fitting for events that have come to pass this week. So today is my final day, essentially, as the co-editor of my website Set The Tape, which I founded just under two …

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