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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Dexter Palmer

Dexter Palmer is the author of the futuristic novels Version Control and The Dream of Perpetual Motion.  In a review of The Dream of Perpetual Motion, the writer Jeff VanderMeer described it as “a singular riff on steampunk — sophisticated, subversive entertainment that never settles for escapism.” Palmer lives in Princeton, New Jersey, and earned a Ph.D. in English literature from Princeton University, writing his dissertation on the works of James Joyce, William Gaddis, and Thomas Pynchon. He staged the first academic conference ever on video games at an Ivy League University. He is also a musician, with a CD of experimental music soon to be released.