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Authors who debuted in 2000
The following authors made their professional debuts (appearance in a venue with a 10,000 copies or more print run) in 2000. They are no longer eligible for consideration for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.
This is not a complete list of all the debut authors! Every effort has been made to contact writers to let them know of this site, but some will have missed the message or chosen not to be listed. Other writers may have appeared in a qualifying venue in 2000 who are not listed here.
Short story, 'The Fish Merchant," Science Fiction Age, March '00. Short story, "In Orbite Medievali," Writers of the Future '00. Short story, "Spurn Babylon," Whispers from the Ceiba Tree Root, Oct. '00. Upcoming short story, "The Shackles of Freedom," cowritten with Mike Resnick, Visions of Liberty. Excerpt, "Trinkets," The Book of All Flesh, Oct. '01. Short story, "And Her Children Fought," Speculon, March '01. Short story, "Steam," Would That it Were, Jan. '01. Upcoming short story, "In the Heart of Klikuata," Mens Writing as Women, Daw. Short story, "A Green Thumb," Analog, July/August '02. Short story, "The Shackles of Freedom," with Mike Resnick, Visions of Liberty. Short story, "Tides," Dark Regions #17. Short story, "Waiting for the Zephyr," Land/Space anthology. Upcoming short story, "Kisses," Vestal Review #10, summer '02. Upcoming short story, "Nord's Gambit," Switch.Blade. Upcoming short story, "Death's Dreadlocks," Mojo: Conjure Stories. Upcoming short story, "Four Eyes," New Faces in Science Fiction.
Short story: "If I lose Thee...." Strange New Worlds III May '00. Upcoming novel: Ill Met By Moonlight, Ace Books. Upcoming short story: "Trafalgar Square," Analog. Upcoming novel, All Night Awake, Ace. Upcoming novel, Any Man so Daring, Ace. Short story, "Songs," Weird Tales, Spring '01. Short story, "Dear John," Absolute Magnitude, Summer '01.
Short story, "Rossetti Song," March '00, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Short story, "Green River Chantey," May '00 Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. Novelette, "Intimations of Immortality," Oct. '00, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Short story, "Akhenaten," The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, April, '01. Upcoming novel, A Scattering of Jades, Tor, July, '02. Short story, "The Sea Wind Offers Little Relief," Starlight 3, July, '01. Short story: "Elegy for a Greenwiper," The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept. '01. Short story: "Tato Chip, Tato Chip, Sing Me a Song," Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet #8. Upcoming short story: "Chichen Itza," The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Upcoming novelette, "Vandoise and the Bone Monster," The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Short story, "Agent Provocateur," Strange Horizons. Upcoming chapbook, Chapbook, Down in the Fog-Shrouded City, Wormhole Books. Upcoming novel, The Death of Evan Chan, with Sean Stewart, Del Rey Books. Upcoming chapbook, Rossetti Song and Others. Small Beer Press, July '02. Short story, “Suicide Hotline.” Electric Velocipede no. 1, Nov. '01. Short story, “Snapdragons,” Vestal Review, Jan. '02. Novelette, "Jimmy Guang's House of Gladmech," SCIFI.COM. Upcoming novelette "Shepherded by Galatea," Asimov's. Upcoming short story, "Guss Dreams of Biting the Mailman," Small Beer Press anthology, spring '03. Upcoming short story, "Reformation," Live Without a Net (anthology), summer '03.
Short story: "Vasquez Orbital Salvage and Satellite Repair," Asimov's, July 2000.
Short story: "Mud and Salt," Writers of the Future, volume 16, '00. Short story, "One Night in Rosecroft," Silver Lake Publishing’s Witching Hour anthology, December 2000.. Upcoming: "Late," Speculations' Speculative Micro Fiction Anthology, date TBA. Short story: "Crossing the Camp," Strange Horizons, Jan. '01. Short story: "Scottie's Song," Strange New Worlds IV, ed. Dean Wesley Smith, Pocket Books '01. Upcoming short story: "Natural Order," Asimov's. Short story, "Explosions," Strange Horizons, July, '01. Short story, "A Feast at the Manor," Neverworlds. Upcoming short story, "Working the Game," Future Orbits. Upcoming short story: "Coal Ash and Sparrows," Asimov's.
Novel: The Glasswrights' Apprentice, Roc, July '00. Short story: "Saving the Skychildren," Realms of Fantasy, Oct. '00. Novel: The Glasswrights' Progress, Roc, July '01. Novel: Season of Sacrifice. Roc, Jan. '02. Upcoming Novel: The Glasswrights' Journeyman, Roc, June '02. Upcoming novel, The Glasswrights' Test, Roc, June '03. Upcoming novel, The Glasswrights' Master, Roc, June '04.
Short story: "Gift of the Winter King," Realms of Fantasy, April '00. Short story, "The Price," Tales of the Unanticipated, April '00. Short story, "The Golem," Realms of Fantasy. Short story, "Spirit Stone," Realms of Fantasy. Upcoming short story, "The Golem," The Year's Best Fantasy #1, edited by David Hartwell. Upcoming novel, Fires of the Faithful, Oct. '02, Bantam. Upcoming novel, Turning the Storm, Bantam, '03.
Short story: "Executive Committee," Analog, Sept. '00. Short story, "Alternate Marketing," Analog, Jan. '02. Upcoming short story: "Legal Action," Star Trek Strange New Worlds V. Upcoming short story: "Powder Burns," Mage Knight Collectors Guide Book 2.
Short story: "Daimon! Daimon!" L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future, Volume 16, '00. Short story, "Two Can Play That Game," Fears, '00. Short story, "Espalier," Horrorfind.com. "$2.99 a Bunch," Darkzine, '00.
Short story: "One of Forty-seven," Strange New Worlds III, Pocket Books, May '00. Upcoming short story, "Mother Talks," Goblin Muse, July '00. Upcoming short story: "Flash Point," Strange New Worlds IV, Pocket Books in May '01. Upcoming story: "These Dreams," Bonetree. Short story: "Keifer's Catch," Peridotbooks. Upcoming short story: "Button to Button," Would That it Were, April-June '01.
Novel: StarDoc, Roc, '00. Novel: Beyond Varallan, Roc, '00. Novel: Endurance, Roc, Jan. '01. Novel: Shockball, Roc, Nov. '01. Upcoming novel: Blade Dancer, Roc, '02. Upcoming novel, Eternity Row, Roc, '02.
Dan Barlow lives in Durham, NC, with his wife Jennifer (also an SF writer) and his son Stephen. He studied writing at UNC-Chapel Hill. As a standup comedian, he has opened for the likes of Dennis Miler, Robert Townsend, Shirley Hemphill, and Emo Phillips. Most of his writing has been in a humorous vein, though he has also written five books and many strategy articles about the card game cribbage (having won the National Open Cribbage Tournament in 1980). For what it's worth (which isn't much, in this competition), his book Play Cribbage to Win, published by Sterling Publishing Co. in October, 2000, has quickly become the bestselling cribbage book.
Recently Dan started up a small press called Aardwolf Press; the first Aardwolf Press book, Daniel Pearlman's The Best-Known Man in the World & Other Misfits, has received glowing reviews from numerous prestigious publications, including The Washington Post. Dan's humorous novelette "A Conversation with Schliegelman" was a first place winner in the 1999 Writers of the Future Contest.
Being a child of the sixties, I was determined to have a career in science and engineering, but while earning degrees in mathematics at Rice University and computer science at University of Colorado, I took every course offered that listed novels on the syllabus--just so I could keep reading. I never thought I could write a whole story until a friend challenged me to exchange email letters "in character." With our first exchange, I was hooked.
I live in the foothills of the Rockies north of Denver, writing, camping, hiking, biking, while working as a software engineer for Hewlett-Packard.
Tobias S. Buckell
Tobias S. Buckell's work is sometimes 'island flavored', because he was born in the Caribbean and grew up spending time in Grenada, The British, and US Virgin Islands. He moved with his parents to the US as a high school senior after Hurricane Marilyn swept through the Virgin Islands, destroying the boat they lived on. His parents now live just out of town near Amish farmland in Ohio. This strange contrast is one of the many reasons why Tobias feels comfortable writing about strange things happening to seemingly normal people.
He soon left for Bluffton College, a small liberal arts college in Bluffton, OH where there were no Amish (or much of anything else, for that matter). After fetching an English degree with Honors (causing the college to specifically change the selection rules to include a minimum gpa afterwards), he was hired by that same college to help run their Technology Center.
Tobias now lives in Kenton, Ohio, where he finds, once again, horse and buggy occasionally rule the road. He is working on more stories, and, of course, a novel. He does not own any cats, but his fiance does have a plastic Tekno-puppy that can bark and walk in a straight line if you clap your hands, sneeze, or slam the door too hard.
Honorable Mention- Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2000 (for "Spurn Babylon")
James L. Cambias
James L. Cambias was born in New Orleans and educated at the University of Chicago. Since 1990 he has been a writer of roleplaying game books and supplements, including GURPS Planet Krishna and GURPS Castle Falkenstein (Steve Jackson Games), and the Star Trek roleplaying game from Last Unicorn Games.
No biography submitted.
My wife, Cindy, is a physician, and knows a lot more about biology than I do. I would be unable to write on the topic of neuroscience without her support and assistance.
I am a member of the Boston Area Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Group, the New England Science Fiction Assocation, and of Harvard Square Script Writers.
David Herter was born in Denver on Halloween, 1963. In 1968, his family moved to Fresno, CA, with summer jaunts to the seaside town of Capitola, then off to Bountiful, Utah, where the non-denominational eight-year-old was enrolled at the local Catholic school. Herter learned his multiplication tables under the watchful eyes of the nuns, and proceeded to become a solid C student, moving at the age of eleven to Bellevue, Washington. In junior high, he entertained possible careers in oceanography and archeology, but soon settled on filmmaking, and with his sturdy 8mm camera crafted a number of jittery, brilliantly out-of-focus animated shorts. In 1981 he graduated from Sammamish High School, joining such alumni as SF writer Vonda McIntyre, Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, and MTV veejay Kevin Seale, his class president. In his free time, Herter collects obscure 20th century Czech classical music, opera, and animation. In 1990 he attended the Clarion West writing workshop, and in 1999 he sold two novels to David Hartwell at Tor, including Ceres Storm, which Amazon.com recently picked as one of the 10 best SF books of Y2K.
Sarah A. Hoyt
Sarah A. Hoyt was born in Portugal more years ago than she likes to admit to. She now lives in Colorado with her husband and two sons. She has been published in a variety of semi-pro publications: Weird Tales, Absolute Magnitude, Pirate Writings, Dreams of Decadence, Dark Regions. She has also had a novel Ill Met by Moonlight, a Shakespearean fantasy, accepted by Ace. Expected publication date is fall of 2001. Her short story, "Another George," was a finalist for the L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future contest in '99.
Alex Irvine is a native of Ypsilanti, Michigan. He has completed PhD coursework in English at the University of Denver, and is about to begin his dissertation on Philip K. Dick. In addition to the short story credits listed here, he has published poetry and scholarly articles and reviews. Between stints at different universities, he had some of the typical dust-jacket jobs -- actor, truck driver, liquor-store clerk -- and one that wasn't so typical, a brief period as a roller-skating waiter in a diner in Boulder, Colorado. He relates to dogs better than to cats.
.I grew up on a small farm in Los Lunas, New Mexico (just south of Albuquerque.) I got a BS in biology from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, and a PhD in biochemistry from Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. Now I work at a biotech company in Cambridge, trying to come up with some monoclonal antibodies to treat cancer. I live in Quincy, MA, with my wife Michelle Morris and our son Sam.
After about 15 years worth of false starts, I finally finished a novel in '96 called Radio Freefall. By some magic stroke of luck I managed to find an agent, Linn Prentis, who is also a really good editor. While she was shopping my novel around, she told me to come up with some short stuff to "get my name out there." I was pretty sure I couldn't write short stuff, but I gave it a shot anyway. With Linn's help, I managed to throw together "Vasquez Orbital Salvage and Satellite Repair," and Linn sold it to Asimov's. I've got three other stories floating around out there, and it looks like I may have sold another to Asimov's.
Right now I'm working on another book in between Sam's all important naps. I belong to a writer's group that meets in Milton at Hal Clement's house (we're sometimes called Hal's Pals). I read my stories and chapters of my book to the group (Hal, Ramona Louise Wheeler, Sherry Briggs, Anne and Greg Warner, and sometimes Tania Ruiz) and they offer a little criticism and a lot of encouragement.
Michael J. Jasper
A graduate of the University of Iowa, Michael Jasper earned his master's in English and creative writing from N.C. State University in 1997. He is also a 1996 graduate of the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Workshop. His first novel, The Prodigal Sons, was a finalist in the recent Backwaters Press Novel contest. He is currently at work on a fantasy novel set in past and present-day Chicago. Jasper lives with his wife Elizabeth in Raleigh, where he is a technical writer at a software company.
Mindy L. Klasky
Mindy L. Klasky first attempted to write a novel when she was twelve years old. When she wasn't able to finish her sequel to The Lord of the Rings during her one-week spring break, though, she temporarily gave up writing. Much later, she returned to the craft in a vain attempt to break up the tedium of law school, and she left the practice of law after 5.5 years to have more time to write. Now, she works as a librarian by day and a writer by night. (Cue mysterious music.) She also serves as the co-chair, with Norman Spinrad, of SFWA's Contracts Committee. In addition to her fantasy novels, published by Roc, Mindy has seen her short fiction in Realms of Fantasy.
Barnes and Noble's recenty recognized Mindy's debut novel, The Glasswrights' Apprentice, with The Maiden Voyage Award which is given by the readers of Explorations for excellence for a first-time novelist writing in the field of Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Naomi Kritzer has been writing SF and fantasy since 1981 (when she was in fourth grade). She holds a BA in Religion from Carleton College and has worked as a Technical Writer since graduating from college in 1995. (So don't ever let anyone tell you that liberal arts degrees aren't good for anything.) She has sold two novels to Bantam for appearances in '02 and '03.
The year 2000 was a heck of a year for her. In addition to seeing three stories professionally published in Realms of Fantasy ("Gift of the Winter King" in April, "Spirit Stone" in October, and "The Golem" in December), as well as a story in Tales of the Unanticipated ("The Price"), Naomi had a daughter, Molly, on September 20th.
Naomi lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband, her daughter,and three cats.
Tina Kuzminski lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her husband Ted and five-year-old daughter Romney. She has published poems in such journals as Prairie Schooner and Quarterly West under the name Tina Stevens and was one of the1992 recipients of the Associated Writing Programs Intro Award. Her first published short story, "The Goddamned Tooth Fairy," appeared in the Oct/Nov 2000 issue of the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. An associate member of SFWA, Tina is currently working on more short stories and a fantasy trilogy.
Fred Lerner is a historian and bibliographer with a strong interest in libraries and in science fiction. He has written two histories of libraries, The Story of Libraries: From the Invention of Writing to the Computer Age (Continuum, 1998) and Libraries through the Ages (Continuum, 1999), as well as several publications about science fiction. His first story, "Rosetta Stone," has been described by David Hartwell as "the only SF story I know in which the science is library science." Fred Lerner lives and works in Vermont, where he has seen more literature on post-traumatic stress disorder than anyone on the planet.
Alan Lickiss was raised in the suburbs of Washington DC, where he met and married his wife Rebecca. He lives along the front range in Colorado with his wife, four children, and at last count one cat, six parakeets, and one dwarf hamster. Alan spends his days working in software development, writing in the evenings and on weekends. His goal is to give up the day job to write full time.
John Ringo had visited 23 countries and attended 14 schools by the time he graduated high school. This left him with a wonderful appreciation of the oneness of humanity and a permanent aversion to foreign food.
With his bachelor years spent in the airborne, cave diving, rock-climbing, rappelling, hunting, spear-fishing, and sailing, the author is now happy to let other people risk their necks. He prefers to read, and of course write, science fiction, raise Arabian horses, dandle his kids and watch the grass grow.
Jeff Rutherford grew up in Macon, Georgia; he escaped into science fiction and fantasy books, comic books and movies. When he was in sixth grade, a piece of writing that he submitted in his English class won a prize in a shool writing contest. With a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia, he has worked as a temp, a newspaper reporter and literary agent.
Jeff currently does public relations for technology and Internet companies. Only a few weeks after learning that he was a finalist in the Writers of the Future contest, he sold his forst short story to a small-press horror magazine, Dread.
He lives in a great garden apartment in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn with his fiancee. In his spare time and to stay in shape, he rollerblades around the streets of New York City. In fact, he's the vice-president of the Empire Skate Club--a rollerblading club that leads organized group skates throughout New York City.
Patrice Sarath has been writing seriously since 1993 and made her first sales in 1999. She has been a fan of SF and Fantasy since she was a child, beginning with the Narnia Chronicles and The Lord of the Rings and progressing through the works of Heinlein, Asimov and Clark as well as McCaffery and others. Her stories have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Beyond the Rose, Such a Pretty Face (anthology, Meisha Merlin Press), Romance and Beyond, and other magazines. She is working on two novels and several short stories. Patrice lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and children.
E. Catherine Tobler was born on the other side of the International Dateline in Guam. Her mother told her that gave her an extra day in her life; E. Catherine figures she'll spend that day writing. She makes her living as a nanny in Colorado, and though the kids fall asleep when she reads to them, she has hopes the same doesn't happen to the editors who review her work.
I grew up an Air Force brat, but I managed to put down roots in Colorado. I'm living just outside Boulder, where I will soon finish a masters degree in English Literature at CU. I've been writing my whole life but didn't figure out that's what I was doing until junior high. I'm a graduate of the Odyssey Writers Workshop. For fun, my ornery Appaloosa mare Rosie and I try to train each other.
No biography submitted
Leslie is a legal secretary in Houston, Texas, by day, a writer by night. She is a member of Southwest Writers Workshop and has been writing for seven years. This short story is her first fiction publication. Leslie reads Tarot and Runes and her interests include shamanism, ecology, art, music, and riding rollercoasters.
More information about Jo Walton's work, including sample chapters from the novel can be found at Jo's web page.
Dana Wilde has lived in Maine most of his life, with short sojourns to alternate realities, most recently Bulgaria where he taught for two years. His writings have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including poems in Asimov's and his first wide-circulation science fiction story, "The Green Moon," in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.
His book of essays, "Infinities: Astronomy, Cosmology and Mind," is scheduled for publication by Phanes Press in 2001.
Living in Montreal, Quebec with my husband; in my first year of a family medicine residency, with an eye to emergency medicine; working on my first novel.
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