John McDaid

Portsmouth , RI
United States
Rhode Island US
United States
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John McDaid
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John McDaid, author of Uncle Buddy's Phantom Funhouse, is an award-winning science fiction writer, folk/filk singer-songwriter, freelance journalist, and media ecologist from Brooklyn, NY.

He attended the Clarion Science Fiction Workshop in 1993, and sold his first short story, the Sturgeon Award-winning "Jigoku no mokushiroku"to Asimov's in 1995. His 1993 digital novel, Uncle Buddy’s Phantom Funhouse, included two audio tapes, which Robert Coover's New York Times review called the work of “A mischievous guitarist and vocalist with a gift for the inimitable phrase."

With Michael Joyce, Nancy Kaplan, and Stuart Moulthrop, he is a co-founder of the TINAC collective, a group of writers and theorists of hypertext. He helped create one of the first hypertext writing programs (within Expository Writing) at New York University in 1988 where he served as Coordinator of Computer Composition.

His journalism has appeared in RIFuture and the Providence Phoenix. Now living in Rhode Island, he is a student in the Newport MFA creative writing program at Salve Regina University, and teaches media theory courses at Roger Williams University.


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