Shel Graves

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About me

Occupation Writer
Location Everett, Washington, United States
Introduction Writing, reading, and gathering utopian intelligence.
In a post-apocalyptic world, I would unite, share resources, be humane and start anew: not eat you. (I was a Peace Corps volunteer. I can garden.)
Recording idiosyncrasies: psychics, islands, memento mori, Bermuda Triangle, death, aging, Africa (yes, the entire continent), neuroscience, colorblind, cruises, quantum physics, seamonsters, tulpas
Paying homage to: gutsy investigative journalists telling truths and creative writers envisioning positive futures and exploring and illuminating life's wonders with a penchant for geeks, academics, scientists, artists and idealists
What I have in common with Tolkien: We both lived for a time in the Drakensbergs.
Interests Writing, literature, utopias, northwest, science, fiction, an obscene amount of geekdom
Favorite Music goth-industrial, Abney Park, Tom Shear
Favorite Books Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time, Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed, Sir Thomas More's Utopia, Richard Brautigan's In Watermelon Sugar, Thomas Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49, George Saunder's Pastoralia, Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials, Sylia Plath's Ariel, Cynthia Ozick's The Puttermesser Papers, Leonora Carrington's The Hearing Trumpet, Herman Hesse's Steppenwolf