Tuesday, March 11, 2008
My friend Rob Lively just sold a science-fiction story to a Canadian magazine. He wrote the story when he was in one of my fiction workshops, and I love it. It's about an android who learns to love jazz; it's just gorgeous, very haunting. (And I don't even like jazz!)
Rob and I go way back. I first met him in 2000, when he took a summer course I was teaching on science fiction. Since then, he's been in a number of my classes. He was one of my students when the Dean walked into my classroom to tell me I'd gotten tenure; Rob was the only other person in the room who knew what that meant, and immediately started clapping.
He's now an English professor himself at Truckee Meadows Community College, where he teaches a back-breaking five courses a semester. He's also working on his PhD at UNR. With all that, plus a family, I'm amazed that he has time to submit stories.
He just e-mailed me the publication news, and I'm absolutely delighted. Go, Rob!