Andrew Wheeler

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Business Services
Occupation Marketing
Location Outer Suburbia, New Jersey, United States
Introduction Andrew Wheeler is a Vassar alum, class of 1990. He spent 16 years as a bookclub editor (mostly for the Science Fiction Book Club), and then moved into marketing. He marketed books and related products to accountants for Wiley for eight years, and now works for Thomson Reuters as Senior Marketer for Corporate Counsel. He was a judge for the 2005 World Fantasy Awards and the 2008 Eisner Awards. He also reviewed a book a day for a year twice. He lives with The Wife and two mostly tame sons (Thing One, born 1998; and Thing Two, born 2000) at an unspecified location in suburban New Jersey. He has been known to drive a minivan, and nearly all of his writings are best read in a tone of bemused sarcasm. Antick Musings’s manifesto is here. All opinions expressed here are entirely and purely those of Andrew Wheeler, and no one else.
Interests Reading things with words and/or pictures, staring blankly into space, taking long walks in strange cities
Favorite Movies Much Ado About Nothing, Love Actually, Ratatouille, The Dead, and the ones expected of a geeky teen in the '80s
Favorite Music Say Hi, Margot + the Nuclear So & Sos, Josh Ritter, The Mendoza Line, The Octopus Project, They Might Be Giants, Fountains of Wayne, Okkervil River, Richard Thompson
Favorite Books Uncle Fred in the Springtime, Drowned Hopes, The Book of the New Sun, The Tough Guide to Fantasyland, When the Sacred Ginmill Closes, Declare, Lords and Ladies, The Way We Live Now, Bleak House

If you were a pirate, how would you avoid laughing when saying "poop deck"?

Avoid? Pshaw. A good maniacal laugh is a pirate prerequsite. The trick is not to titter or giggle, but dive into it from the diaphragm.