- Roger MacBride Allen
- Catherine Asaro
- has a Ph.D. in chemical physics and M.A. in physics. She was a physics professor until 1990, when she established Molecudyne Research, which she currently runs. A former ballerina, Catherine has performed with ballets and in musicals on both coasts and in Ohio. In the 1980's she was a principal dancer and artistic director of the Mainly Jazz Dancers and the Harvard University Ballet. Catherine's fiction blends hard science fiction and exciting space adventure with some elements of romance. She is best known for her Saga of the Skolian Empire series. Her novels include Primary Inversion, Catch the Lightning, The Last Hawk, The Radiant Seas, The Veiled Web, The Quantum Rose, Ascendant Sun, The Phoenix Code, The Moon's Shadow, Schism, and others.
- Davey Beauchamp
- is best known for his Writers for Relief Anthologies, The Amazing Pulp Adventures Radio Show Starring Mister Adventure, and the Agency 32 series.
Writers for Relief has brought together top talents in the realms of Sci-Fi and Fantasy. Each volume of the anthology has helped a different worthy cause. The last two volumes have brought help to the Katrina survivors through the Red Cross and Bay Area Food Bank. The second volume, being released through Dragon Moon Press, due out shortly features such authors as Jody Lyn Nye, Todd McCaffrey, A.C. Crispin, David Drake, and many others.
The Amazing Pulp Adventures Radio Show Starring Mister Adventure is old time radio meets new time tech. It is a rebirth of the old action adventure pulp radio shows of the golden age. The show was nominated for a 2006 Parsec Award. The YA novel, which the show is based on, is currently being looked at by publishers. APARS is currently on its 2007 Tour of the Future, where a Mister Adventure show is performed live for audiences.
Currently Davey was hired to write a rock opera, an opportunity he could not pass up, based on the Fairy Tale of Bluebeard. When he isn't writing he spends his time as computer tech and YA librarian North Carolina. He is also helping develop a Library 2.0 system at his branch in Davidson County.
- John Gregory Betancourt
- has published 40 books, ranging from best-sellers like Star Trek novels to the continuation of Roger Zelazny's classic Amber series to original novels such as THE DRAGON SORCERER and THE BLIND ARCHER. He owns Wildside Press, which published new and classic science fiction, fantasy, and horror under a number of imprints, as well as magazines such as Weird Tales and H.P. Lovecraft's Magazine of Horror. His current writing project is a Young Adult fantasy series called "THE BOOK OF DARKNESS".
- Marilyn "Mattie" Brahen
- has published stories in America and England and her first novel, CLAIMING HER, was published by Wildside Press in 2003 to good reviews. Mattie also enjoys singing and playing guitar and enjoying the music of other folk. She also dabbles in art, takes tap and jazz dance lessons for exercise, works a day job as an executive secretary at the Philadelphia Water Department, and still manages time for her writing schedule. While doing all these things, she also takes good care of her husband, author and editor Darrell Schweitzer, and their three cats, males Lovecraft and Tolkien, whom Darrell has affectionately nicknamed "BooBoy" and "ElvenCat," and female Galadriel, a cat so beautiful, sweet and queenly, Mattie says, that even her namesake would have welcomed her in Loth Lorien.
- Michael Capobianco
- has published one solo science fiction novel, Burster, and is co-author, with William Barton, of the controversial hardcore sf novels Iris, Alpha Centauri, Fellow Traveler, and White Light. He served as President of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) from 1996-1998 and received the Service to SFWA Award in 2004.
An amateur astronomer, Capobianco is a member of the International Occultation and Timing Association (IOTA). His current obsessions include Saturn's moon Iapetus, the Washington Nationals, and Lost.
- Neil Clarke
- is the publisher of Clarkesworld Magazine and owner of Wyrm Publishing. Before turning to publishing, he spent seven years running Clarkesworld Books, an online genre bookstore.
- Brenda Clough
- writes science fiction and fantasy, mainly novels. Her latest novel, Doors of Death and Life, was published by Tor Books in May 2000. Doors was released, bound with its predecessor, How Like A God, in a Science Fiction Book Club edition titled Suburban Gods. She also writes short stories and occasional nonfiction including a story appearing in Patrick Nielsen Hayden's anthology Starlight 3 and a story in the July-August 2002 issue of Analog. She has taught "Writing F&SF" at the Writer's Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
- Kathryn Cramer
- Editor and Anthologist. Kathryn lives in Pleasantville, New York with David Hartwell & their two children. She usually forgets to mention her award nominations & newly released books.
- A. C. Crispin
- is the author of bestselling Star Wars novels and Star Trek novels, but her most famous genre work was the 1984 novelization of the television miniseries V. Crispin and noted fantasy author Andre Norton wrote two Witch World novels together.
A.C. Crispin has been active in SFWA since soon after joining the organization in 1983. She and Victoria Strauss created SFWA's "scam watchdog" committee, Writer Beware, in 1998. Crispin still serves as the Chair. Writer Beware warns aspiring writers about the numerous scam agents and publishers that infest the Internet these days. Crispin and Strauss have assisted law enforcement in bringing several infamous con artists to justice. Before submitting your work, visit Writer Beware.
Her major science fiction undertaking is the StarBridge series, which will be reissued in omnibus editions from Meisha Merlin in 2007. Crispin's newest work is an original fantasy trilogy for Harper/Eos, The Exiles of Boq'urain. Book one, Storms of Destiny, was released August 2005, and she is hard at work on Book 2, Winds of Vengeance. Book 3, Flames of Chaos, will be her next project.
She currently teaches writing workshops at Anne Arundel Community College and Dragon*Con in Atlanta.
- Dennis Danvers
- has written seven science fiction and fantasy novels, Wilderness (Bram Stoker nominee), Time and Time Again, Circuit of Heaven (New York Times Notable, 1998), End of Days, The Fourth World, The Watch (New York Times Notable, 2002; Booklist 10 Best SF novels, 2002), and The Bright Spot (under the pseudonym Robert Sydney). He holds a Ph.D. in literature and an MFA in fiction and has taught writing and literature at all levels. He currently teaches science fiction and fantasy classes at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and writes full time.
- Michael Dirda
- received the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for criticism. For 30 years he has been writing for The Washington Post Book World, where he continues to work as a weekly columnist. As a longtime editor for the book section, he oversaw the coverage of science fiction and fantasy, as well as of children's books, intellectual history, poetry and mainstream fiction. His own books include the memoir "An Open Book" and the essay collections "Readings," "Bound to Please," "Book by Book," and "Classics for Pleasure" (out in November, 2007). He also conducts the online book discussion "Dirda on Books" (Wednesday at 2 P.M.) for washingtonpost.com and welcomes your postings.
- Thomas M Doyle
- writes in a spooky turret here in Washington, DC. His stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Futurismic, Aeon, and Ideomancer. Currently, he's finishing work on his first novel. Read "Crossing Borders" (2004) on Strange Horizons.
- Andy Duncan
- Andy Duncan's short-fiction credits include a Sturgeon Award and two World Fantasy Awards, including one for his collection Beluthahatchie and Other Stories. He has two new stories out this year: "A Diorama of the Infernal Regions, or The Devil's Ninth Question" in Wizards, edited by Gardner Dozois and Jack Dann (Berkley) and "Unique Chicken Goes in Reverse" in Eclipse 1, edited by Jonathan Strahan (Night Shade Books).
- David Louis Edelman
- is the author of Infoquake published by Pyr. Sample the first seven chapters. "Hack the body, and the mind will follow." Over the past ten years, he's programmed websites for the U.S. Army and the FBI, taught software to the U.S. Congress and the World Bank, written articles for the Washington Post and Baltimore Sun, and directed the marketing departments of biometric and e-commerce companies.
- Scott Edelman
- Scott Edelman (the editor) currently edits both Science Fiction Weekly, the Internet magazine of news, reviews and interviews, with more than 635,000 registered readers; and Sci Fi, the official print magazine of the Sci Fi Channel. He was the founding editor of Science Fiction Age, which he edited during its entire eight-year run from 1992 through 2000. He also edited Sci-Fi Entertainment for almost four years, as well as two other sf media magazines, Sci-Fi Universe and Sci-Fi Flix. He has been a four-time Hugo Award finalist for Best Editor. Scott Edelman (the writer) has published more than 65 short stories in magazines such as The Twilight Zone, Absolute Magnitude, The Journal of Pulse-Pounding Narratives, Science Fiction Review and Fantasy Book, and anthologies such as Crossroads: Southern Tales of the Fantastic, Men Writing SF as Women, MetaHorror, Once Upon a Galaxy, Moon Shots and Mars Probes. He has twice been a Stoker Award finalist in the category of Short Story.
- Doug Fratz
- has been reviewing science fiction and fantasy for more than 30 years, and currently reviews new and classic science fiction books (and the occasional movie) for Science Fiction Weekly. From 1973-1993, he was publisher and editor of Thrust Science Fiction and Fantasy Review (later Quantum Science Fiction and Fantasy Review),the semi-professional review magazine that was nominated for five Hugo Awards. In real life, he continues his day job as vice president of scientific affairs for a major trade association in Washington, DC, where he addresses environmental regulations and related science policy issues, with his primary areas of expertise being in atmospheric issues and chemical safety. He lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland, with his wife Naomi, and with occasional visits from their two college-age children.
- Jim Freund
- describes himself as an editor, writer, and producer for "New and Old Media". Each Saturday morning between 5 and 7 am on WBAI (99.5 fm) in New York, he produces and hosts Hour of the Wolf, a two-hour live radio program presenting science fiction, fantasy, and related fields of endeavor. You can listen on your own schedule through the website. While the show concentrates on literary sf and fantasy, they do admit to having an occasional "Guilty Pleasures" episode regarding film and television. Jim is also curator and producer of the NYRSF Readings held at NYC's South Street Seaport Museum.
- David Hartwell
- edits the annual Year's Best SF and Year's Best Fantasy (with Kathryn Cramer) anthologies. He is senior editor at Tor Books and previously worked at Arbor House, William Morrow, and Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster. He co-edited (with Kathryn Cramer) The Ascent of Wonder, an anthology on hard sf that was followed by The Hard SF Renaissance. He also serves as Reviews and Features Editor for the New York Review of Science Fiction.
- Peter Heck
- is the author of the "Mark Twain Mysteries" series from Berkley Prime Crime: Death on the Mississippi, A Connecticut Yankee in Criminal Court, The Prince and the Prosecutor, The Guilty Abroad, The Mysterious Strangler and Tom's Lawyer. Peter's newest book is No Phule Like an Old Phule, which continues Robert Asprin's "Phule's Company" series. Peter is also a regular reviewer for Asimov's. Besides the written word, his interests include music (playing lead guitar with Col. Leonard's Irregulars) and chess (founding member of the Chestertown Chess Club, and a USCF member).
- John G. Hemry
- is the author (under the pen name Jack Campbell) of the national best-selling Lost Fleet series (DAUNTLESS, FEARLESS and, in December 2007, COURAGEOUS) as well as the earlier JAG in Space series. His short fiction has appeared most frequently in Analog magazine, where his works "KYRIE ELEISON" and "LADY BE GOOD" were voted the best short story and novelette in Analog for 2006 by the magazine's readers. John's non-fiction articles have appeared not only in Analog but also in books of the Benbella Smartpop series on topics such as Superman, the TV series Charmed, and Star Wars. John, a retired US Navy officer, lives in Maryland with his incomparable wife S and their three children.
- Matt Jarpe
- is a scientist and a science fiction writer living in Quincy, Mass. He has a PhD in Biochemistry from Johns Hopkins and works at a pharmaceutical company called Biogen Idec. He has published short stories in Asimov's Science Fiction and F&SF. His first novel RADIO FREEFALL is due out in August from Tor.
- Jane Jewell
- is the executive director of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America and the Emergency Medical Fund coordinator. She's also a freelance photographer for Locus. Jane lives with her husband, author Peter Heck, in Chestertown, Maryland.
- Yoji Kondo (Eric Kotani)
- is an astrophysicist who also writes science fiction under the pseudonym Eric Kotani.
He is a recent recipient of the Isaac Asimov Memorial Award.
An asteroid (#8072) has been named Yojikonod, in recognition of his contribution to the space program.
- Barbara Krasnoff
- has published short stories in Lady Chuchill's Rosebud Wristlet,
Sybil's Garage, Amazing, Weird Tales, and Descant.
She's contributed to the anthologies: Such A Pretty Face: Tales of Power & Abundance and
Memories and Visions: Women's Fantasy and Science Fiction.
She's also written Robots: Reel to Real which was supposed to head up a young adult series of books called How It Works -- but the publisher was eaten by a larger publisher instead. Find it at your local library.
- L. Jagi Lamplighter
- Has stories published in The Leading Edge, Dreams of Decadence, and Don't Open This Book!, Marvin Kaye's anthology of dark fantasy stories. She is married to John C. Wright and presently lives in Virginia, with their three children, Justinian, Orville and Wilbur.
- Edward M. Lerner
- has degrees in physics and computer
science, background that kept him mostly out of trouble until he began writing SF full-time. His books include Probe, Moonstruck, and the newly released collection Creative Destruction. His short fiction has appeared in Analog, Artemis, and Baen's Universe magazines, on Amazon Shorts, and in the anthologies Year's Best SF 7 and WSFA's own Future Washington. The novel Fleet of Worlds, Ed's first collaboration with Larry Niven, is scheduled for an October 2007 release.
- Ernest Lilley
- is the senior editor of the on-line review magazines SFRevu, GumshoeReview, and TechRevu.
- Perrianne Lurie
- is a physician with the Division of Communicable Disease Epidemiology at the Pennsylvania Department of Health. She has been active in fandom for over 20 years in SF clubs, cons, filking, writing con reviews, etc. She was a member of the Baltimore in 1998 bid committee. She served as Deputy Division Director for Programming at BucCONeer, assistant to the director of the Millennium Philcon Hugo Awards Ceremony, and Director of the Torcon 3 Hugo Awards Ceremony. She is also active in the Central Pennsylvania (European boardgame) Game Club.
- Thomas McCabe
- is a lifelong SF enthusiast and a career intelligence analyst currently employed as an aviation analyst by the Department of Defense in Washington, DC. He has a Bachelor of Arts in political science from West Chester State College in Pennyslvania, an MA in international relations from Georgetown, and a Masters of Science Degree in strategic intelligence from Defense Intelligence College. He also used to be a lieutenant colonel in the US AirForce Reserve. His writings have been published in ORBIS, AIR AND SPACE POWER JOURNAL, AIR CHRONICLES, the ROYAL AIR FORCE AIR POWER REVIEW, STRATEGIC REVIEW, and AVIATION WEEK AND SPACE TCHNOLOGY. And with all that and a dollar, he can get a cup of coffee at McDonalds.
- Victoria McManus
- YA Author, reviewer, and interviewer. Victoria resides in Philadelphia.
- Nancy Jane Moore
- has a collection forthcoming in early 2008 as part of PS Publishing's new showcase program. Her work is currently available on Farrago's Wainscot. Her stories have been published in a number of anthologies, including WSFA's Future Washington. She lives in Washington, D.C., and is currently working on a book on self defense, drawing on her many years in the martial arts.
- Michael D. Pederson
- is the publisher/editor/graphic designer responsible for the wildly successful semiprozine, Nth Degree. Mike began life as a semi-pro in 1988 when his SF short story, "Dust Storm," won first place in a local writing contest. In the 1990s he wrote and published the Raven comic book series and edited and published Scene, a Virginia-based entertainment magazine.
In 2001, Mike was part of the "Best in Class – Master Division" winning presentation (Pre-Emptive Strike) at the Millennium Philcon Masquerade which helped re-invigorated his interest in fandom. Since then Mike has attended over 60 conventions with Nth Degree. These days he is a member of the Washington Science Fiction Association, and wishes he could attend more meetings.
In addition to Nth Degree, Mike has also recently started a new monthly e-zine — Nth Zine. He's was also the con chair for this year's RavenCon in Richmond, Virginia. Yes, Mike is an insanely busy person; if you see him around the con please feed him lots of caffeine and/or beer.
- Lon Prater
- is the lucky father of two smart girls, a stunt kite flyer and a writer of odd little tales. Among other places, his work can be found in Writers of the Future XXI and the Stoker-winning anthology Borderlands 5.
- Mary Jo Putney
- A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USAToday bestselling author, Mary Jo Putney was born in Upstate New York with a reading addiction, a condition for which there is no known cure. Her entire writing career is an accidental byproduct of buying a computer for other purposes. Over the years, she had evolved from Jane Austen-ish Regency romances to historical fantasy. Releases in 2007 include a new historical romantic fantasy from Del Rey, A Distant Magic (August), and the paperback release of The Marriage Spell in June. She knows way too much about Star Trek, and most of her stories include cats.
- Lawrence M. Schoen
- holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, with a special focus in psycholinguistics. He spent ten years as a college professor, and has done extensive research in the areas of human memory and language. His background in the study of the behavior and the mind provide a principal metaphor for his fiction. He currently works as the director of research and chief compliance officer for a series of mental health and addiction treatment facilities. He's also one of the world's foremost authorities on the Klingon language, having championed the exploration of this constructed tongue and lectured on this unique topic throughout the world. In addition, he's the publisher behind a new speculative fiction small press, Paper Golem, aimed at serving the niche of up-and-coming new writers. In 2007 he was nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for best new writer. He's also been pushing a kind of SF Polyglot project that he calls B.W.O.P. (the Buffalito World Outreach Project). He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Valerie, who is neither a psychologist nor a Klingon speaker.
- Karl Schroeder
- was born in Brandon Manitoba. His family are Mennonites, part of a community which has lived in southern Manitoba for over one hundred years. He is the second science fiction writer to come out of this small community -- the first was A.E. van Vogt! He currently divides his time between writing fiction and consulting--chiefly in the area of Foresight Studies and technology. Read Community at WorldChanging.com. Or check out his new blog, Age of Embodiment, which focuses on culture, society, art and life in the post-post-modern age.
- Edmund Schubert
- is editor of InterGalactic Medicine Show, a quarterly on-line science fiction and fantasy magazine founded and published by Orson Scott Card.
In the past few years, Edmund has seen his own short fiction published over thirty times, including an audio production, reprints, and several international publications. He has also published various articles, interviews, essays, books reviews and the occasional newspaper column, and in his spare time is Executive Editor of the regional business magazine, North Carolina Career Network Magazine. Recent and forthcoming publications include the anthologies Crypto Critters II (Padwolf Publishing, July ‘07) and From The Asylum: Year 3 (From The Asylum Books, July ‘07), and a novel, Dreaming Creek (LBF Books, 2008). He is also co-editor with Orson Scott Card of an InterGalactic Medicine Show anthology collecting stories from the first two years of IGMS (Tor, 2008).
Despite all this, Edmund still maintains that his greatest achievement occurred when the underground newspaper he published in college made him the subject of a professor's lecture in abnormal psychology. Blog about writing/editing/stuff: SideshowFreaks.blogspot.com
- Darrell Schweitzer
- is the author of The White Isle, The Shattered Goddess,and The Mask of the Sorcerer, in addition to about 275 published short stories. His credits include Interzone, Twilight Zone, Postscripts , Night Cry, Amazing, Fantastic, Galaxy, and numerous anthologies. He is the author of books about Lord Dunsany and HP Lovecraft, an essayist, poet, one of the few ever to rhyme "Cthulhu" in a limerick and live to tell about it. He is also a long-time attendee of DC area conventions and can tell you old Disclave stories.
- George Scithers
- was the founding editor of Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, for which he won the Hugo twice, in 1979 and 1981. He edited Amazing from 1982 to 1986, and has been co-editor (and occasionally, publisher) of Weird Tales since 1988. He's sold his own fiction to editors including John W. Campbell, Jr., Ben Bova, and Frederick Pohl. He's been active as a fan -- from running the 1963 Worldcon, Discon 1 in Washington, DC, to publishing Amra, which received two Best Fanzine Hugos -- in 1963 and 1967.
- Robert Scott
- started writing fiction as a creative wayto engage his father in law, Jay Gordon's imagination while Jay's body slowly succumbed to Lou Gehrig's disease. The Hickory Staff, Book One of the Eldarn Sequence (Gollancz, 2005) is the result of two years of storytelling over the phone, via email, and in day-long discussions about characters, plot twists, and mysteries all designed to distract Jay from his ongoing physical battles. Lessek's Key, Book Two of the Eldarn Sequence (Gollancz, 2006) and The Larion Senators, Book Three of the Eldarn Sequence (Gollancz, 2007) represent the rest of Jay and Robert's collaboration, even though both books were released after Jay had died.
Born in New York, Robert Scott studied music at Colby College before turning to education. He received a graduate degree at the University of Massachusetts and moved to Colorado where he worked as a teacher and a school administrator. He finished a doctorate at the University of Northern Colorado in 2001 and works now as a high school principal in Northern Virginia. He is currently writing a mystery/thriller, 15 Miles, a collection of short stories for young readers, The Great M&M Caper and Other Confessions of a Gifted Underachiever, and a fourth Eldarn novel.
He is a guitarist and a distance runner (rarely simultaneously) whose goals include shaving ten minutes off his marathon time, playing the Bach Chaconne with no mistakes, and signing on as a middle reliever for the Boston Red Sox. He has two children involved in martial arts, gymnastics, and piano. So most of the time you can find him taxiing back and forth across the region, a mini tape recorder in hand and a laptop under one arm. He drinks too much coffee and often shouts at the 24-hour news channels.
- Jeri Smith-Ready
- has been writing fiction since the night she had her first double espresso. She holds a master's degree in environmental policy and lives in Carroll County, Maryland. Jeri's 2006 epic fantasy Eyes of Crow won the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Fantasy, and has been nominated for two RITA Awards. The second part of the trilogy, Voice of Crow, will be released in October 2007.
Jeri's new "suburban" fantasy series will begin in May 2008 with Wicked Game.
- Maria V. Snyder
- changed careers in 1995 from being a Meteorologist to a Novelist when she began working on her first novel, Poison Study. Published in October 2005, Poison Study has gotten many great reviews, including a Starred Review in Publishers Weekly magazine. Poison Study has won the Compton Crook Award for best first book of 2005, which is given by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society, was nominated for a Romance Writers of America's RITA Award in the Best First Book Category but, unfortunately, did not win.
Her second book, Magic Study, was released in October 2006 and was an October Book Sense pick and finalist for the RITA Award. The third novel in the series, Fire Study, is scheduled for a March 2008 release. Maria also writes freelance articles for a number of regional magazines. In January, she earned her Master of Arts degree in writing fiction from Seton Hill University.
- Bud Sparhawk
- Bud's stories and articles have appeared frequently in ANALOG, Asimov's, and other SF magazines as well as anthologies, two of which will appear later this year, along with his first published novel. Bud has been a three-time finalist in the Nebula's Novella category in 1998, 2002, and 2006. More information may be found at: http://sff.net/people/bud_sparhawk.
- Steve Stiles
- Steve Stiles first began cartooning for fanzines in 1957, the same year he entered our little microcosm.
In over four decades he's continued to draw and write for fanzines of every kind and description, as well
as editing and publishing some himself. In 1968 he won TAFF ( the TransAtlantic Fan Fund) and in 1998 he
won the first Bill Rotsler Award in recognition of his achievements as a fan artist. He's also been nominated
for a few Fan Art Hugos now and again, and is currently up for yet another one.
As for his career as a professional cartoonist and comic book illustrator, Steve has worked on both alternate
comics and the mainstream variety, as well doing strips for S.F. Eye, Stardate magazine, and Heavy Metal. Two
of his favorite gigs are his stories for Mark Schultz's Eisner/Harvey winning title, XENOZOIC TALES, and the
Fantagraphics graphic novel "The Adventures Of Professor Thintwhistle And His Incredible Aether Flyer," in
collaboration with a longtime friend, writer Richard Lupoff. For a look at Steve's art and writing, check out
his web site at stevestiles.com.
- Ian Randal Strock
- is the editor and publisher of SFScope.com. Formerly the news editor of Science Fiction Chronicle. Edited and published Artemis Magazine, and got his start in science fiction as the associate editor of Analog and Asimov's sf magazines for six years. As a writer, his newest story is in the November 2007 issue of Analog; his older work there has won two AnLab awards.
- Michael Swanwick
- has received the Hugo, Nebula, Theodore Sturgeon, and World Fantasy Awards for his work. Stations of the Tide was honored with the Nebula Award and was also nominated for the Hugo and Arthur C. Clarke Awards. "The Edge of the World," was awarded the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award in 1989 and nominated for both the Hugo and World Fantasy Awards. "Radio Waves" received the World Fantasy Award in 1996. "The Very Pulse of the Machine" received the Hugo Award in 1999, as did "Scherzo with Tyrannosaur" in 2000. His books include In the Drift, Vacuum Flowers, Griffin's Egg, Stations of the Tide, The Iron Dragon's Daughter, Jack Faust, and Bones of the Earth.
- Sean Wallace
- is the man behind Prime Books. He works with, or has worked with, a number of publishing companies, including Wildside Press, Gryphon Books, Catalyst Press, Flesh and Blood Press, etc. He is editor of the following anthologies: Strange Pleasures 1, Fantasy Annuals 1 through 5, and the bibliographies: The Tall Adventurer: The Works of E.C. Tubb, with Phil Harbottle; and Eric Frank Russell: Our Sentinel in Space: A Working Bibliography, with Phil Stephensen-Payne.
- Lawrence Watt-Evans
- is the author of more than thirty novels, over one hundred short stories, over one hundred and fifty published articles, and a few comic books, as well as the editor of one published anthology. Most of his writing has been in the fields of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and comic books. He has been a full-time writer and editor for more than twenty-five years, and is always interested in new projects.
- Ted White
- David J. Williams
- David's debut novel, THE MIRRORED HEAVENS, will be published by Bantam Spectra in July of 2008.
Set in the early years of the 22nd century, the book takes place during a Second Cold War in which two space-faring
superpowers confront each other across the Earth-Moon system. Dave also created the story concept for Vancouver,
BC-based Relic Entertainment's PC game HOMEWORLD, and was a contributing writer on that game's sequel.
- Allen Wold
- was born in Michigan, finished high school in Tucson, Arizona, and graduated from Pomona College, in Claremont, California, where he later met his wife, Diane. They married in 1972, and moved to North Carolina, where he began his career as a full time writer. In 1986, he became a full time father, writing when he could make the time. In 2003, he became a full time writer again, when his daughter, Darcy, went off to college, at Pomona. He has published nine novels (has written several more, most of which will never see print, thank God), several short stories (mostly for the Elf Quest anthologies), five non-fiction books on computers (he's completely self-taught, and it probably shows), and a number of articles, columns, reviews, and so forth, also concerning computers (written in language even he can understand). Currently, Allen has one novel, a ghost story, being sent around by his new agent, and is working on an epic heroic fantasy (half way done at 1,000 pages, details on request). Allen has been running his version of a writer's workshop at conventions for about twenty years, and has had some success, since several people have not only finished but sold stories started in the workshop. Allen is a member of SFWA, and Toastmasters International (which gives him a captive audience).
- Mike Zipser
- is one of the producers and hosts of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction, a monthly half-hour cable television series about the genres of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, seen in the Washington DC area. When he was in the sixth grade, a friend named Jerome showed Mike his first science fiction book. He's been reading science fiction almost exclusively ever since. Much later he and his lovely and pedantic wife (She Who Must Be Consulted) discovered fandom. Together they have worked on or run convention Art Shows and Programming for more years than they care to think about. When not reading Mike watches a whole lot of TV and horror films, plays RPGs, and even finds time to work for a cellular phone company.