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Steve Tomasula

The Book of Portraiture

TOC: A New-Media Novel

Once Human: Stories

Incorporating narrative forms of all kinds—from comic books, travelogues, journalism or code to Hong Kong action movies or science reports—Steve Tomasula’s writing has been called a ‘reinvention of the novel,’ crossing visual, as well as written genres, and drawing from science and the arts to take up themes of representation, especially how people picture each other through the languages they use. 

He is the author of the novels VAS: An Opera in Flatland (University of Chicago Press); The Book of Portraiture (University of Alabama Press/FC2); IN & OZ (University of Chicago Press); and TOC: A New-Media Novel (University of Alabama Press/FC2). Over fifty of his short stories have been in magazines like BombMcSweeneysThe Iowa Review, Denver Quarterly, and theWestern Humanities Review. Critical essays on art and literature have been published internationally in journals includingLeonardoKunstforum (Germany); Flusser Studies: A Multilingual Journal for Cultural and Media Theory; and Circa (Ireland), while his essays and fiction have been included in anthologies such as Musing the Mosaic (SUNY); Data Made Flesh: Embodying Information (Routledge); Forms at War (University of Alabama Press); Not Normal, Illinois (Indiana University Press); and The Year’s Best SF (NY: Harper Collins).

A Howard Fellow, he lives in Chicago, and can be found online at: