Bogue to Speak at RPL Monday Night

As student success coordinator at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus, Mike Bogue wears hats ranging from tutoring supervisor to early warning manager.

But what students might not know is that Bogue also wears an extracurricular hat, that of professional writer.

McFarland, a leading independent publisher of academic and nonfiction books, recently published Bogue’s “Apocalypse Then: American and Japanese Atomic Cinema, 1951-1967,” available from Amazon and other online book retailers, both in softcover and as an e-book.

“The United States, the only country to have dropped the Bomb, and Japan, the only country to have suffered its devastation, portray the nuclear threat differently on film, and my book explores these opposing viewpoints,” said Bogue. “In the 1950s and 1960s, Americans feared a nuclear war between the superpowers might break out at any moment, and this intense atomic anxiety took expression in the science fiction movies of the day, films that my book covers.”

On Monday, Oct. 9, Bogue will give a presentation of the book’s themes at 7 p.m. in the Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center on the ATU campus in Russellville as part of the library’s Second Monday Author Series.

Bogue’s work has appeared in such science-fiction publications as Scary Monsters Magazine, G-FAN, Castle of Frankenstein, Wonder, Space & Time and Daikaiju! 3: Giant Monsters vs. the World. He has written one other book, “Atomic Drive-In.”

Since Aug. 15, 2011, Bogue has worked as the student success coordinator on the Ozark Campus, where his many tasks include early warning, the Ozark Campus mentoring program and tutoring. Previously, he worked in the Division of Student Services on the ATU campus in Russellville, where he managed the B2E mentoring program and the Doc Bryan Tutoring Center.