The opening sentence to my next book:
We are not the masters of our own values.
99, 991 words to go . . .
Notes on an Ethnography of Online Gaming
Good article in The Guardian today about rape in the U.S. military, with estimates as high as one incident per day. Shocking, mostly because it is old news and nothing continues to be done.
"The statistics revealed in The Invisible War, which won the audience award at this year's Sundance film festival, make shocking reading: a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy
And here is one of the reasons why:
It is finished.
Well, not quite.
Today I sent the 455 page manuscript to my editor at the University of Toronto Press. It will go through various types of reviews, I'll make changes based on the peer-review process, write the index, write the acknowledgements, approve the changes from the copy editor, then it will be finished.
But the biggest part is done. The rest is mostly waiting and minor details.
Now on to my next book . . .
Completed the final major edit of the manuscript today with a bag of ice on my right foot. Small injury which hopefully will not stop me from running a marathon with my wife this Sunday in Toronto.
Four years of work comes to a close (almost -- lots of noddley work during the final edit/layout production stage), but the heavy lifting is all but done now.
I'll spend the next two weeks doing a final literature search for relevant articles published this year and formatting