The Authors

(cambist) DANIEL ABRAHAM has been published in the Vanishing Acts, Bones of the World, and The Dark anthologies, and been included in Gardner Dozois’s Year’s Best Science Fiction anthology. A Shadow in Summer is his first novel. He is currently working on the Long Price Quartet, the second volume of which, A Betrayal in Winter, will be published in 2007. He lives in New Mexico with his wife.

(macerate)PAOLO BACIGALUPI’s writing has appeared in High Country News,, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine. It has been anthologized in various “Year’s Best” collections of short science fiction and fantasy, been nominated for the Nebula and Hugo awards, and has won the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for best sf short story of the year. Paolo lives in Colorado.

(eudaemonic)JAY CASELBERG has published short fiction in such markets as Interzone, Electric Velocipede, and Amazon Shorts, and is the author of the Jack Stein book series which includes Wyrmhole, Metal Sky, The Star Tablet, and Wall of Mirrors. He currently resides in Germany.

(elegiacal)MATTHEW CHENEY’s work has appeared in a wide variety of venues, including English Journal, One Story, Locus, SF Site,, and Ideomancer. He writes regularly about SF and literature at his weblog, The Mumpsimus. He currently lives in New Hampshire.

(sycophant)ALAN DENIRO is the author of the short-story collection Skinny Dipping in the Lake of the Dead from Small Beer Press. He lives in Minneapolis.

(eczema)CLARE DUDMAN is the author of the novels Edge of Danger, One Day the Ice Will Reveal All Its Dead, and 98 Reasons for Being (all published by Penguin). She has won three awards for her writing and has worked as a scientist and teacher.

(chiaroscuro)HAL DUNCAN is the author of the Book of All Hours, which is comprised of the novel Vellum and its follow-up, Ink. He lives in Glasgow.

(dulcimer)THEODORA GOSS has published stories in places such as Realms of Fantasy, Fantasy Magazine, Alchemy, and Polyphony. Prime Books recently published her short-story collection In the Forest of Forgetting. She currently lives in Massachusetts.

(vignette)ELIZABETH HAND is the author of eight novels, including Generation Loss, and three collections of short fiction, the most recent of which is Saffron & Brimstone. She lives on the coast of Maine.

ALEXANDER IRVINE is the author of several novels including A Scattering of Jades and The Narrows. His short fiction has been collected into Unintended Consequences and Pictures from an Expedition. He currently lives in Maine.

(transept)JAY LAKE lives and works in Portland, Oregon, within sight of an 11,000 foot volcano. He is the author of over two hundred short stories, four collections, and a chapbook, along with novels from Tor Books, Night Shade Books and Fairwood Press. Jay is also the co-editor with Deborah Layne of the critically-acclaimed Polyphony anthology series from Wheatland Press. His next few projects include The River Knows Its Own from Wheatland Press, The Trial of Flowers from Night Shade Books, and Stemwinder and Mainspring from Tor Books. In 2004, Jay won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. He has also been a Hugo nominee for his short fiction and a three-time World Fantasy Award nominee for his editing. Jay can be reached via his Web site at or by email at

(insouciant)MICHAEL MOORCOCK is the author of more than ninety novels. Moorcock’s most popular works by far have been the Elric novels. His writing has won the Nebula Award, the World Fantasy Award, the British Fantasy Award, among others. His novel Mother London was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize and the Cornelius quartet won the Guardian Fiction Prize. He currently splits his time between Texas and France.

(autochthonous)TIM PRATT lives in Oakland, California, with his wife, Heather Shaw. His fiction and poetry have appeared in The Best American Short Stories: 2005, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, Strange Horizons, Realms of Fantasy, Asimov’s, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, and Year’s Best Fantasy, among others.

(vivsepulture)DAVID PRILL is the author of the cult novels The Unnatural, Serial Killer Days, and Second Coming Attractions, and the collection Dating Secrets of the Dead. His short fiction has appeared in Salon Fantastique, the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Subterranean, SCI FICTION, and Cemetery Dance. He lives in a small town in the Minnesota north woods.

(logorrhea)MICHELLE RICHMOND is the author of the story collection The Girl in the Fall-Away Dress, which won the Associated Writing Programs Award, and the novels Dream of the Blue Room and The Year of Fog. Her stories and essays have appeared in or are forthcoming from Glimmer Train, Playboy, Oxford American, The Believer, Salon, The Kenyon Review, The Missouri Review, and other magazines. She is the recipient of the 2006 Mississippi Review Fiction Prize.

(pococurante)ANNA TAMBOUR lives in the Australian bush with a large family of other species, including one man. Her collection Monterras Deliciosa & Other Tales & and her first novel, Spotted Lily, were both Locus Recommended Reading List selections.

(appoggiatura)JEFF VANDERMEER is widely regarded as one of the world’s best fantasists, Jeff VanderMeer grew up in the Fiji Islands and spent six months traveling through Asia, Africa, and Europe before returning to the United States. These travels have deeply influenced his fiction. He is the recipient of an NEA-funded Florida Individual Artist Fellowship for excellence in fiction and a Florida Artist Enhancement Grant. VanderMeer’s book-length fiction has been translated into 15 languages, while his short fiction has appeared in several year’s best anthologies and short-listed for Best American Short Stories. Most recently his novel, Shriek: An Afterword, was published by Tor Books.

(psoriasis)LESLIE WHAT attended the Clarion Writers’ Workshop in 1976 but stopped writing to do other things, like maskmaking and puppetry, tap-dancing and stage performance, babies and community work. She published her first story in Asimov’s in 1992 and has since added over one hundred publication credits in a variety of media: theater, non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and documentary scripts. She won the Nebula Award for her short story “The Cost of Doing Business” and and received her MFA in writing from Pacific University in 2006. She teaches fiction writing through the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program.

(lyceum)LIZ WILLIAMS did a variety of part-time jobs, including a now-infamous stint on Brighton’s pier as a tarot reader, before full time work as administrator for an education program in Kazakhstan. This was not entirely successful and resulted in a partial collapse of the then-Kazakhstani cabinet. She is the author of ten novels, most recently the Inspector Chen novels Snake Agent and The Demon and the City. She currently resides in England.

(eunponym)NEIL WILLIAMSON co-edited the all Scottish anthology Nova Scotia with Andrew J Wilson. He is a member of the Glasgow SF Writers’ Circle. His stories have been published in magazines like The Third Alternative, Interzone, and Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, and are collected in book form in The Ephemera, published by Elastic Press. He lives in Glasgow.

(smaragdine)MARLY YOUMANS is the author of six books, including two young adult fantasies, The Curse of the Raven Mocker and Ingledove. Her awards include The 2001 Michael Shaara Award for The Wolf Pit, and her short fiction has appeared in places like SciFiction, Fantasy Magazine, and Salon Fantastique. She lives in upstate New York, a place that is a bit like the Snow Queen’s palace: too cold for mortals and too far from the Carolinas, though still on the Appalachian spine.

JOHN KLIMA has previously worked at Asimov's, Analog, and Tor Books before returning to school to earn his Master's in Library and Information Science. He now works full time as a librarian. When he is not conquering the world of indexing, John edits and publishes the acclaimed genre zine Electric Velocipede, through which he has published authors such as: Jeffrey Ford, Catherynne M. Valente, Hal Duncan, Liz Williams, Jeff VanderMeer, and many others. John and his family recently escaped the hustle and bustle of the East Coast by moving to the Midwest.