Calvin McMillin- Author
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Calvin McMillin is a writer, teacher, and scholar. Born in Singapore and raised in rural Oklahoma, he went on to earn bachelors’ degrees in English and secondary education from Oklahoma State University. After teaching junior high for a year, he obtained a master’s degree in English from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and a doctorate in literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. His dissertation-turned-book project, The Hardboiled and the Haunted: Race, Masculinity, and the Asian American Detective, examines an emerging genre of detective fiction and film noir created by Asian American writers and filmmakers.
For nine years, McMillin worked as a film critic for LoveHKFilm.com, a Hong Kong cinema Web site. More recently, he taught literature and composition classes at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor.
McMillin also served as the editor of Frank Chin’s The Confessions of a Number One Son (2015), a lost novel written in the 1970s that he discovered and restored for publication. Pro Se Productions is slated to publish McMillin’s first short story collection, The Sushi Bar at the Edge of Forever in early 2016.
Following in the tradition of the bestselling Black Pulp, from Today's Best Authors and up and coming writers comes Asian Pulp from Pro Se Productions! A collection of stories featuring characters of Asian origin or descent in stories that run the gamut of genre fiction! Asian Pulp includes works from Don Lee, Naomi Hirahara, Kimberly Richardson, Percival Constantine, William F. Wu, Gary Phillips, Calvin McMillin, Mark Finn, Dale Furutani, Steph Cha, Henry Chang, Sean Taylor, Gigi Pandian, Louise Herring-Jones, Alan J. Porter, and David C. Smith. The anthology opens with an introduction from Leonard Chang, novelist and writer and co-producer of the TV crime drama Justified. Mysteries, westerns, stories of crime and noir, and more, all with Asian characters in the lead! Between these covers are 17 tales of action, adventure, and thrills featuring heroes and heroines of a different shade that will appeal to audiences everywhere! Asian Pulp! From Pro Se Productions!
The realms of fantasy, horror, and noir converge in The Sushi Bar At The Edge of Forever, this eclectic short story collection from author Calvin McMillin. A ghostwriter wishes to break free of his bestselling horror series and reveal his true identity to the world, but he soon learns that plagiarism can have ghastly consequences… A beautiful tourist is offered a shot at fame from a world-class modeling agency, but a disturbing incident buried deep in her past may hold the key to surviving the audition… A private detective visits a sushi bar and strikes up a conversation with a mysterious stranger, a fateful encounter that will cause him to question not only his sanity, but his very existence… These and other exciting tales make up The Sushi Bar at the Edge of Forever, a spellbinding collection of six pulp stories that will plunge you headlong into a surreal world of mystery, menace, and the macabre. From Pro Se Productions.