Website - http://darinbradley.com/
Darin is the author of three novels—Noise, Chimpanzee, and Totem (October, 2016). He holds a Ph.D. in English Literature and Theory with a concentration in Poetics, which he earned under the direction of theoretical syntactician and linguist Haj Ross. As an academic, he primarily focused on the intersection of contemporary cognitive theory and literary analysis.
Darin has taught courses on writing and literature at the University of North Texas, Furman University, and East Tennessee State University—including specialized topics such as “Apocalypse, Annihilation, and Unrest in Contemporary Media” and “Jules Verne, the Wild West, and Frontier Socialism.” He now conducts workshops and gives presentations independently, most recently for the University of North Texas, Richland College, Texas Woman’s University, Texas Christian University, and Wofford College.
Darin also worked as the principal script writer for id Software, the industry-leading video game studio behind such iconic titles as Quake and Rage. He contributed story development, voice-acting scripts, character creation, and worldbuilding to early versions of id’s most recent title, the re-issue of Doom.
Darin with his wife, Dr. Rima Abunasser. (Photo by Erin Rambo)
Darin with his wife, Dr. Rima Abunasser.
He has worked in various editorial and design capacities for a number of both nonprofit and commercial publications, including Farrago’s Wainscot, an ezine showcasing fiction and poetry in the “literary weird” mode, where he has served as founding editor-in-chief and designer since 2007. He is a co-founder of Goliad Media, an independent publishing, recording, and art production house based in North Texas.
Darin’s books have been praised for “dazzling originality” (NPR Books) and for being “exceptionally polished” (Publishers Weekly). His books have twice been named to Locus Magazine’s Recommended Reading List, and Library Journal listed Chimpanzee among its top indie titles of 2014.
Darin dreams of empty places, and he likes it when things fall apart.
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