Born in 1975 in Colorado, Dr. Michael Livingston holds degrees in History, Medieval Studies, and English.
In his fiction life he is a winner of the prestigious international Writers of the Future Contest and a proud member of Codex Writers.
In his academic life he has published articles on Tolkien and Joyce, discovered European maps of America that pre-date Columbus, and is working on his third book, an edition of The Middle English Metrical Paraphrase of the Old Testament.
He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of English at The Citadel, and he is completing his first novel.
(Excerpts of all fiction available at www.michaellivingston.com)
Short Story: "Purging Cocytus." Black Gate Magazine. Forthcoming.
Anthology: Prime Codex: The Hungry Edge of Speculative Fiction. Ed. Lawrence M. Schoen and Michael Livingston. Philadelphia: Paper Golem Press. Forthcoming.
Short Story: "The Catch of the Day." Shimmer Magazine. Forthcoming.
Short Story: "The Worth of an Eye in the Hand." In Until Someone Loses an Eye: Tales of Disturbing Humor. Ed. Jeff Strand and John McIlveen. Bradford, MA: Twisted Publishing. Forthcoming.
Poem: "The Waters of Normandy." In On Our Way to Battle: Poetry from the Trenches. Ed. Samantha Henderson. Carnifex Press, 2006. P. 6.
Short Story: "Dr. Williamson and the Master Speed." Nature Magazine 4443, no. 7109 (21 September 2006), 370.
Short Story: "Gnome Season." Shimmer Magazine 1.4 (2006), 46-59.
Novelette: "The Hand That Binds." Black Gate Magazine 9 (2005), 82-106.
Novelette: "The Keeper Alone." In L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XXI. Ed. Algis Budrys. Hollywood: Galaxy Press, 2005. Pp. 472-517.
Middle English Metrical Paraphrase of the Old Testament. Medieval Institute Publications. Forthcoming.In Praise of Peace. In The Minor Latin Works of John Gower, ed. and trans. R. F. Yeager, with In Praise of Peace, ed. Michael Livingston. Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications, 2005. http://www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/teams/ryppintro.htm
Siege of Jerusalem. Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications, 2004. http://www.library.rochester.edu/camelot/teams/livint.htm
"Reinventing the Hero: Gardner’s Grendel and the Shifting Face of Beowulf in Popular Culture" (with John William Sutton). Studies in Popular Culture 29 (2006), 1-16."The Line of the Lover’s Lament: Chaucer’s Use of Lamentations in Troilus and Criseyde." The Chaucer Journal. Forthcoming.
"The Shellshocked Hobbit: The First World War and Tolkien’s Trauma of the Ring." Mythlore: A Journal of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature 25 (2006), 77-92.
"‘Dividends and Divisors Ever Diminishing…’: Joyce’s Use of Mathematics in ‘Ithaca.’" James Joyce Quarterly 41 (2005), 441-54.
"A Sixth Hand in Cambridge, Trinity College MS R.3.19." Journal of the Early Book Society 8 (2005), 229-37.
"More Vinland Maps and Texts: Discovering the New World in Higden’s Polychronicon." Journal of Medieval History 30 (2004), 25–44.
"Misconceptions about Medieval Medicine: Humors, Leeches, Charms, and Prayers." Strange Horizons. March 2003. http://www.strangehorizons.com/2003/20030317/medicine.shtml
"Modern Medieval Map Myths: The Flat World, Ancient Sea-kings, and Dragons." Strange Horizons. May 2002. Rpt. in The Best of Strange Horizons: Year Two. Ed. Kelli Carlson. Male Shade, NJ: Lethe Press, 2003. Pp. 108–18. http://www.strangehorizons.com/2002/20020610/medieval_maps.shtml
"Wulf and Eadwacer: A New Edition." Old English Online Editions. July 2001.
"The Seven: Hebrews, Hellenists, and Heptines." Journal of Higher Criticism 6 (1999), 32–63.