Authors who debuted in 1998


The following authors made their professional debuts (appearance in a venue with a 10,000 copies or more print run) in 1998. 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 1998 who are not listed here.


Listed Authors (click on the name to see publications)

Jayme Lynn Blaschke
Tippi N. Blevins
Kristen Britain
B.A. Chepaitis
James Clemens
*Cory Doctorow
Stefano Donati
Oscar L. Fellows
Ian Irvine
J. Patrick Jensen

Fiona Kelleghan
Stephen Kenson
Maureen Jensen
*Ellen Klages
Steven Mohan Jr.
Devon Monk
Robert L. Nansel
Scott Nicholson
Kathy Oltion
Christopher Rowe
Cynthia Seelhammer

John Shanahan
T.M. Spell
Garth Stein
Victoria Strauss
*Shane Tourtellotte
Delia Marshall Turner
Paul Urayama
Ramona Louise Wheeler
Mackay Wood

*Finalists for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

Many of the magazines listed are included in the Links page

No Longer Eligible Authors
These authors' professional debuts were in 1998

Jayme Lynn Blaschke

Novelette: "Cyclops In B Minor," Writers of the Future Vol. 14, '98. Novelette: "The Dust," Interzone, March '98.

Tippi N. Blevins

Short story: "The Vampire's Burden" Horrors! 365 Scary Stories, Barnes & Noble, Oct. '98. Short story: "The Dog-Faced Boy & the Amazing Winged Man," Between the Darkness & the Fire, Wildside Press anthology '98. Short story: "The Ancient Order of Charming Princes," Prom Night, DAW anthology, '99. Upcoming short story: "Mundane Butterflies," Pulp Eternity, '99.

Kristen Britain

Novel: Green Rider, DAW Books, Nov. '98.

B.A. Chepaitis

Novel: The Fear Principle, Ace Science Fiction, Jan. '98. Novel: The Fear of God, Ace Science Fiction, May '99. Upcoming novel, Learning Fear, Dec. 99.

James Clemens

Novel:Wit'ch Fire, Del Rey, May '98. Novel: Wit'ch Storm, Del Rey, Spring '99. Upcoming novel: Subterranean, Del Rey, '00.

Cory Doctorow

Finalist

Short story: "Craphound," SF Age, March '98; Short story: "Fall From Grace," Asimov's, Oct/Nov '98. Upcoming short story: "Song of Solomon," Tesseracts 7, Tesseract Press, winter of '99. Short story: (reprint) "Craphound," Northern Suns, Tor Books, April '99. Short story: "Overture, Curtain Lights," Odyssey #6 Sept./Oct. '98. Upcoming short story: "At Lightspeed, Slowing," Asimov's , April '00. Short story: "Shadow of the Mothaship," Amazing, Winter '00. Short story: "Visit the Sins," Asimov's, June '99. Short story, "Foreign," SF Age, Jan. 2000. Finalist, Theodore Sturgeon Award for Best SF Short story. Upcoming short story (with Michael Skeet): "I Love Paree," Asimov's. Upcoming short story: "Return to Pleasure Island," Realms of Fantasy. Upcoming short story: "Poseur's Crisis of Identity," Century. Novelette, "Home Again, Home Again," Tesseracts 8, '99. Short story: "Craphound," Years Best Science Fiction, '99.

Stefano Donati

Short story: "The Last of the Glass Menageries," Fantasy and Science Fiction, March '98. Short story: "Literacy," Writers of the Future #14, Oct. '98. Short story: "Reel West," Maelstrom. Short story: "Choosing a World," Indigenous Fiction #1, '98. Short story: "Beholding my Begotten," Millennium. Short story: "Nor All Thy Tears" Talebones Winter '98. Short story: "The Santa Diner," Night Terrors #7.

Oscar L. Fellows

Novel: Operation Damocles, Baen Books, NY Oct.'98.

Ian Irvine

Novel: A Shadow on the Glass - Volume One of The View from the Mirror Quartet, Penguin Books Australia Ltd, March, '98. Novel: The Tower on the Rift - Volume Two of The View from the Mirror Quartet, Penguin Australia, Oct. '98. Novel: Dark is the Moon - Volume Three of The View from the Mirror Quartet, Penguin Australia, March '99. Upcoming novel: The Way between the Worlds - Volume Four of The View from the Mirror Quartet, Penguin Australia, forthcoming, Sept. '99.

J. Patrick Jensen

Short story: "The Kaleidoscope," The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Sept. '98.

Maureen Jensen

Short story: "Silent Justice," Writers of the Future, #14, '98.

Fiona Kelleghan

Novelette: "The Secret in the Chest," Realms of Fantasy, Oct. '98.

Stephen Kenson

Novel: Technobabel, ROC Science Fiction, May '98. Novel: Crossroads, ROC, April '99. Novel: Ghost of Winter, ROC Books, Oct. '99. Upcoming novel: Ragnarock, ROC, Feb/Mar. '00.

Ellen Klages

Finalist

Novelette: "Time Gypsy," Bending the Landscape: Science Fiction, Overlook Press, Oct. '98. This story was on the final Hugo and Nebula ballot last year. Upcoming short story in Bending the Landscape: Horror.

Steven Mohan, Jr

Novelette: "Conservator," Writers of the Future, #14, Oct. '98. Upcoming short story in Aboriginal Science Fiction.

Devon Monk

Short story: "Under Her Wing," Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword and Sorceress XV, DAW Books, '98. Short story: "Probe," Odyssey #5, Summer '98. Short story: "Silent Allegiance," Altair #2, Summer '98. Short story: "Shattering the Sonata," Horrors!: 365 Scary Stories, Fall '98. Upcoming short story: "Buried Thunder," Pulp Eternity #4, Summer '99. Short story: "Nursery Crimes," Amazing Stories, Summer '99. Short story, "Dusi," Realms of Fantasy, Oct. '99. Upcoming short story, "Scar Born," Altair, Summer 1999.

Robert L. Nansel

Novelette: "Xiaoying's Journey," Asimov's Science Fiction, Sept. '98. Upcoming short story: "Walking Wounded" Quantum Speculative Fiction, '99.

Scott Nicholson

Short stories: "Metabolism" in Writers of the Future #14, Oct. '98 (contest finalist). "The Boy Who Saw Fire" in The Leading Edge #36, Sept. '98. "Homecoming" in Maelstrom #2, Oct. '98. "Haunted" in More Monsters From Memphis, Dec. '98 (first runner-up for Darrell Award and honorable mention in Year's Best Fantasy and Science Fiction). "Kill Your Darlings" in Blue Murder #5, Dec. '98. "Thirst" (German translation) in Storisende Verlag, Nov. '98 and forthcoming anthology Die Drachen Von Morgan with English version upcoming in E-Scape. Forthcoming stories: "Constitution" in Carpe Noctem #16, '99. "The Three-Dollar Corpse" in Dead Promises, '99. "Letters And Lies" in Blue Murder #9, August '99. "A Socketful of Blather" in Aboriginal SF. "The Vampire Shortstop" in Writers of the Future #15, Oct. '99 (Hubbard Gold Award) to be reprinted in the anthology, Baseball Fantastic. "Angelorum Orbis" in Vampire Dan's Story Emporium, '99. "Thirst" (English version) in E-Scape, '99. Short story: "Do You Know Me Yet?" in The Psycho Ward anthology, July '99. Short story: "Sung Li" in At the Brink of Madness #2, '99. Short story: "Skin" in Canadian Fiction Magazine, '99. Forthcoming story collection: Thank You For The Flowers, Parkway Publishers, '00. Upcoming short story, "Scarecrow Boy," Lore #10. Upcoming short story: "In The Heart Of November," Tundra Books' YA anthology. Upcoming short story: "Constitution" reprint in Winedark Sea, Spring 2000. Upcoming short story: "Haunted" reprint in Electric Wine, March 2000. Upcoming short story, "The Way Of All Flesh," Altair #6, August 2000

Kathy Oltion

Short story: "See Spot Run," Strange New Worlds anthology, July '98. Short story: "While You Wait," Analog, Sept. '98. Short story, "The Quick and the Dead," Strange New Worlds II, May '99. Upcoming novel: Star Trek: New Earth Book #4: The Flaming Arrow, co-written with Jerry Oltion. Upcoming short story: "Graveyard Shift," Analog, Oct. '00.

Christopher Rowe

Short story: "Kin to Crows," Realms of Fantasy, June '98. Short story: "Long Live the King," Pulp Eternity #1, '98. Short story: "Baptism on Bittersweet Creek," Realms of Fantasy, April '99. Short story: "VFD Adventures,"Quantum, '99. Short story: "Sally Harpe," Realms of Fantasy, Oct. '99.

Cynthia Seelhammer

Short story: "Gentle Horses," Fantasy and Science Fiction, March '98.

John Shanahan

Short story: "Behind the Veil," Carpe Noctem, #15. Dec. '98.

T.M. Spell

Short story: "Red Tide, White Tide," Writers of the Future Volume #14, '98.

Garth Stein

Novel: Raven Stole the Moon, Pocket Books, April 1, '98. Paperback will be available in March, '99 from Pocket Books.

Victoria Strauss

Novel: The Arm of the Stone, Avon/Eos, April '98. Upcoming Novel: The Garden of the Stone, fall of '99.

Shane Tourtellotte

Finalist

Short story, "Mortal Instruments," Analog, Feb., '98. Short story, "The Long Way Home," Analog, July/August, '98. Short story; "I Don't Know and I Don't Care," Analog, Nov. '98. Novella, "Finding a Voice," Analog, Jan. '99. Short story; "Image of an Imperfect God," Analog, March '99. Short story, "Wrong Answers," Analog, May '99. Novelette, "Live Bait," Analog, July/August '99. Novella, "Holding the Key," Analog, September '99. Short story, "Messengers," Nov. '99 Analog. Novelette, "The Virtual Congresional Caucus," Analog, April '00. Novelette, "High and Away," Artemis Magazine, Summer '00. Upcoming Novelette, "The Hanoi Tree", Analog, July/August '00. Upcoming Short Story, "Nanoweights," Analog, late '00

Delia Marshall Turner

Novel: Nameless Magery, Del Rey, July '98. Novel: Of Swords And Spells, Del Rey, Jan. '99.

Paul Urayama

Short story: "Living in a Stranger," Analog, Oct. '98.

Ramona Louise Wheeler

Novelette: "The Flavor of Fire," Analog, Sept. '98. Novelette "Backfire," Analog, Jan. '99. Short story "Upgrade," Analog, March '99. Novella, "That Sleeper In The Heart," Analog, Oct. '99.

Mackay Wood

Novel: Wolf's Cub, Write Way Publishing, Oct. '98.

Author Biographies and Links

Jayme Lynn Blaschke

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Jayme Lynn Blaschke's been pursuing short fiction for the better part of the decade, and has recently had work appear in the British magazine Interzone and Writers of the Future Vol. 14.

A graduate of Texas A&M University, Jayme worked for seven years as a newspaper journalist before accepting a public affairs position with Scott and White Hospital in Texas.

Currently, Jayme is working on a series of author interviews for Interzone as well as two novels. A non-fiction article on U.S. editorial perceptions of Australian science fiction is scheduled for the Autumn issue of Eidolon, the Australian SF journal.

Tippi N. Blevins

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I was born in Taiwan, but have been in Texas most of my life, where I now live with four dogs and miscellaneous family. I study anthropology and biology, sometimes in school, sometimes not. In my spare time, I am a web page designer. The rest of the time, I write.

Kristen Britain

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Kristen Britain can be found in Maine paddling a canoe in stillwater, ambling through the woods to mountain summits, or sitting along the rocky shore listening, watching, and daydreaming. Green Rider is her first novel.

B.A. Chepaitis

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B.A. Chepaitis is author of the "fear" series of novels out through Ace, which include The Fear Principle, The Fear of God (April, 1999) and Learning Fear (November 1999). Chepaitis is past recipient of the Associated Writing Programs new journals award for fiction; a semifinalist in the Chesterfield film project; and finalist in the Open Voice award for fiction. Along with writing, Chepaitis is director of the storytelling troupe THE SNICKERING WITCHES, and faculty at the New York State University at Albany.

B.A. Chepaitis has also sold a mainstream literary novel,Feeding Christine, to Bantam. If all goes well, the contract should be signed soon.

James Clemens

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I was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1961. With my three brothers and three sisters, I was raised in the Midwest and rural Canada. There, I explored cornfields, tadpoles, and frozen ponds, dreaming of worlds and adventures beyond the next bend in the creek.

Eventually, forced to grow up, I went to school at the University of Missouri where I graduated with a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1985.

During one especially icy Midwestern winter, the lure of ocean, sun, and new horizons eventually drew me to the West Coast where I established my veterinary practice in Sacramento, California. Presently, I share my home with two Dalmatians, a stray Shepherd, and a love-sick parrot named Igor.

Cory Doctorow

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I'm 28, and it's been 11 years since my first (semiprofessional) publication. It's only in the last two years that my stories have started selling to pro markets, and the sales have gone off like a firecracker string: four to Asimov's, two to SF Age, Realms of Fantasy, Amazing Stories, Year's Best Science Fiction, Northern Suns and on and on. On the nonfiction front, it's even better, with regular sales to Wired and Sci-Fi Entertainment, a column in SF Age, and now, a book deal (!), co-writing The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Science Fiction for Macmillan (with Karl Schroeder).

I'm a Torontonian born and bred, though I've lived in Mexico and Costa Rica, and I dream of returning to the tropics. In my daily life, I'm Chief Information Officer of a technology startup called SteelBridge, developing advanced Web applications. Coming from Toronto means that I've grown up in a city rich in science fiction resources; of especial note are Judith Merril and the reference library that bears her name, Bakka, the world's oldest science fiction bookstore, and the Cecil Street Workshop, which includes some of Canada's finest sf writers.

My Internet column in Science Fiction Age is the longest running sf Internet column still on the go: I've just completed my fourth year in that berth. I write occassional stories for the Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper; most recently, an interview with William Gibson.

My work centres around a few themes: political dissent (my parents are Trotskyists, and I've been going to protest rallies since infancy); garbage, kitsch and ephemera (an avowed packrat, I live in a full-to-bursting warehouse chock-a-block with popcult trash); and the utopian vision implicit in the Disney Theme Parks. I'm currently working on a near-future novel that explores all of these, set in a post-human Walt Disney World.

I've been getting good buzz since I broke out in the field: "Craphound" won the SF Age Reader's Choice poll, and I was a finalist for the 1998 Sturgeon and Aurora Awards. But the best is this quote from Gardner Dozois, editor of Asimov's and The Year's Best Science Fiction, writing about my story "Craphound:" "Doctorow's story serves mostly to hold a mirror up to human nature, but the odd corner of human nature it examines is fascinating, and the story is smoothly and expertly written, with some good detail and local color and some shrewd insights into human nature and human culture, and an almost Bradburian vein of rich nostalgia running through it (although the nostalgia is quirky enough that perhaps it might more usefully be compared to R.A. Lafferty or Terry Bisson than to Bradbury); one of the more accomplished performances so far this year."

Bradbury, Bisson and Lafferty! Colour me stoked!

Stefano Donati

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Oscar L. Fellows

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Oscar L. Fellows grew up in west Texas, during the 50's, on the Mexican border. He was a U.S. Marine during the Viet Nam era, and worked in the oil fields after leaving the service. He married and settled into a twenty-one year career with the federal government, as a Facilities Manager in several national parks, and an Operations Chief of civil engineers for the U.S. Air Force. He has lived and worked in such places as the Grand Canyon, the Navajo Reservation in Arizona, The Virgin Islands and Kennedy Space Center.

He writes hard science fiction, military fiction and techno-thrillers. His novel, Operation Damocles, was nominated for the 1998 Prometheus Award. It is about a civil revolt in a near future America, a NASA cover-up and an orbital super weapon controlled by the rebels.

He has just finished Catalyst, a novel in which an archaeologist working in the Amazon discovers a secret Nazi technology from WW2 that could start the nuclear armageddon. This manuscript is currently in the hands of his agent and may see publication in year 2000.

His current work in progress is another science-espionage novel called Temblor Station #5, about a near-future earthquake prevention service, part of the US Geophysical Service. A terrorist is threatening to trigger a major quake under San Francisco, unless the government pays off.

Another military science fiction adventure novel called The Cadre is also developing. A Chinese warlord wants to take over the world, and only a class of green Annapolis midshipmen stands in his way.

Fellows currently lives with his wife in Austin, Texas, and runs Fellows Research Group, Inc., as his day job. Reader e-mail is welcome.

Ian Irvine

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Ian Irvine lives in the mountains of northern NSW, Australia. He is a marine pollution expert, for the past 12 years running his own consulting company, working in Australia, Asia and the Pacific. He has developed some of Australia's national marine environmental guidelines.

His epic fantasy quartet, The View from the Mirror, is being published by Penguin Books Australia at 6-monthly intervals. The final volume, The Way between the Worlds, will be launched at Aussiecon 3 (57th Worldcon) in Melbourne in September 1999.

J. Patrick Jensen

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Fiona Kelleghan

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I was born April 21, 1965, in South Florida, where I have lived all my life; I am a librarian at the University of Miami; I have Master's degrees in literature and library & information science. I have published scholarly articles, book reviews, book chapters, and interviews in the fields of SF&F&H. I do not yet own a cat, but I am afraid the Book Jacket Police will come to take me away so my husband Paddy and I are going kitten-hunting real soon now. I am going to have a web page up Any Day Now; just waiting for the librarian who runs our website to return from vacation.

Stephen Kenson

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Steve Kenson is a freelance writer of material for fantasy role-playing games, known for his work in FASA Corporation's Shadowrun game setting. Technobabel, for the Shadowrun line, is his first novel.

 

Maureen Jensen

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Maurene Jensen lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. She started her writing career in the sixth grade with an assignment to write a Short story. Finally, school made sense! The teacher gave her an A+ for great imagination. This was her first attempt at writing science fiction.

She was hooked.

She works on the graveyard shift in the depths of a clinical laboratory to finance her writing habits. She also seems to do all her best work throughout the dark of the night.

 

Ellen Klages

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Bio from Ellen's web page: ellen was born in a small coal-mine. she has advanced far beyond other mortals in the pursuits of comedy, writing, and auctioneering.

Ellen also has written several non-fiction books, including Harbin Hot Springs (history, 1991, HS Publishing), The Science Explorer (kids science experiments, with Pat Murphy, 1996, Henry Holt), The Science Explorer Out and About (ditto above, 1997), The Brain Explorer (puzzles, problem-solving, and cognition for kids, with Pat Murphy, 1999, Holt). Her agent is shopping her new novel.

Steven Mohan Jr.

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Steven Mohan, Jr. spent two years of his early childhood living in the Philippines, an experience that left him with a lifelong fascination for other cultures. After graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a naval commission, he completed a shipboard tour in which he visited the Persian Gulf, Southeast Asia, and the South Pacific. Steve currently lives in Pueblo, Colorado with his wife and three children.

Steve's been writing seriously for about six years. "Conservator" was his first professional publication. He also has had a story accepted by Aboriginal Science Fiction.

Devon Monk

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Devon Monk is the alpha female of a four generation home, where the walls are reputed to be elastic and the back door is never closed. She has one husband, two beautiful sons and a soft spot for pet lizards. Although she was born on a tiny island in Alaska, she has spent most of her life in Oregon and has the rust stains to prove it. Her love of reading myths and legends at a young age, eventually lead her to the wonders of science fiction and fantasy.

She has learned that good coffee helps to keep her up with her mostly-nocturnal writing schedule. She has also learned that in-line skating helps to keep her up with her mostly diurnal kids. Devon's works have appeared in such magazines as Altair, Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine, Odyssey, Pulp Eternity and MZB's Sword and Sorceress Anthology. She also writes a column and essays for a national fishing and hunting magazine.

Devon Monk is a member of the Next Wave Writers' Collective, along with fellow writers, Charlene Brusso, Lynn Flewelling, James Hartley and Jason Tanner. On a good day, the squids dance.

Robert L. Nansel

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Robert L. Nansel was a robotics engineer, but gave up his day job to write SF in 1995--the year he attended Clarion West. Previous publications include "The Next Best Thing" that appeared in Pulphouse #19 in '95. Robert continues to explore robotics in his monthly non-fiction column "Amateur Robotics Notebook" which appears in Nuts and Volts magazine.

Scott Nicholson

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Scott Nicholson won the Hubbard Gold Award in the latest Writers of the Future contest, and was a finalist the year before. He is currently marketing several novels, and his first fiction collection Thank You For The Flowers will be released in autumn of 2000. Nicholson works as a journalist in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

Kathy Oltion

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Kathy Oltion currently works in a medical laboratory in Eugene, Oregon and writes when she's not at the lab, or digging in the garden or playing clarinet in the Analog Mafia Ragtime Band. She is a two-time winner in the Star Trek: Strange New Worlds contest, with a story in each of the first two volumes.

To prove she can also write in her own made-up world, she has sold two stories to Dr. Stanley Schmidt at Analog. The first was published in the September 1998 issue. That story, "While You Wait," was listed in Locus's recommended reading list for 1998 and won the coveted "Jerry Oltion Really Good Story Award." Her first novel, a Star Trek collaboration with her husband in the New Earth series, will be coming out in the summer of 2000.

She shares her living space with her husband, Jerry, and Ginger, the obligatory writer's cat.

Christopher Rowe

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Christopher Rowe is an expatriate Kentuckian, living in Washington D.C.

Cynthia Seelhammer

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Cynthia was born in Minnesota, has worked as a newspaper reporter and a librarian, and is now town manager of Queen Creek (pop. 4,000), which is about an hour SE of Phoenix. She attended Clarion in 1992.

John Shanahan

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John Shanahan's work has appeared in Shadow Sword magazine and the digest anthology Between, from the publisher of Not One of Us. His work will also be seen in an upcoming issue of MindMares.

By the light of day, John is an editor for a trade publication and teaches writing.

T. M. Spell

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T. M. Spell attended Clarion '98 at Michigan State University, and the '98 Writers of the Future Workshop in Los Angeles, California. She has a B.A. in English literature and journalism from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. She has worked as a professional journalist, an administrative assistant, and a lingerie stock clerk, among other things. Her favorite dead authors include Shakespeare, C. S. Lewis and James Tiptree, Jr. Her favorite living author is Neil Gaiman. Her interests include bad B horror movies that she thinks are good, Roman and Byzantine history, and the psychology of enmity.

Garth Stein

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Garth Stein, an acclaimed documentary filmmaker, was co-producer of the Academy Award-winning short film, "The Lunch Date," and director of "When Your Head's Not a Head, It's a Nut," an award-winning documentary. The great-grandson of a Tlingit Indian, he was raised in Seattle and lives in New York City with his wife and two sons.

Victoria Strauss

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I was born in Exeter, New Hampshire. When I was a child my family moved constantly--until I was 14 I never lived in the same place or attended the same school for more than two years in a row. In addition to several U.S. states, I've lived in England, Ireland, and Germany.

I wrote my first novel when I was 17. The Arm of the Stone isn't my first published novel, but it's the first to have a large enough print run to qualify for the Campbell award. In addition to writing fiction, I review books for SF Site, and maintain Writer Beware (a resource on literary scams) for the SFWA website.

Shane Tourtellotte

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I was born in 1968, and reside in northern New Jersey--the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle makes further precision impossible. A succession of indifferent jobs, from the halls of cubicle-dom to the bowels--or at least the navel--of government, left me craving work that paid handsomely for short hours. So naturally, I took up writing. Dear Lord, what was I thinking?

Four years later, I have found creative fulfillment and professional respect (though I'm still hoping for more money). I am a member of SFWA and the Artemis Society, and am slowly introducing myself to that parallel universe that is SF fandom.

Delia Marshall Turner

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Delia Marshall Turner lives outside Philadelphia with her husband of over twenty years, her teenaged daughter, her two cats, her iguana, and her Ph.D. She teaches elementary school, is a nationally ranked saber fencer, and writes novels in the spaces in between.

Paul Urayama

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Paul Urayama was born in 1971, in Los Angeles, California. He is currently a visiting scientist at Cornell University, and is working on his PhD in (biological) physics from Princeton University.

He became interested in science fiction while working on his senior thesis in plasma physics with SF writer/scientist Dr. Gregory Benford at UC Irvine. That was in 1994, and Paul has been feeling like the oldest twelve year old ever since. "Why didn't anyone tell me about SF while I was growing up?" he wonders.

Ramona Louise Wheeler

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Ramona Louise Wheeler has been writing science fiction all her life, and the characters in her first sale to Analog are regular players in an ongoing series. Ramona contributes her success to working with famed SF writer Hal Clement, "The Father of Hard SF" for the last fifteen years. Ramona has worked as road crew, sound technician and promo artist for 25 years for her husbandís rock and roll band, in tours on both sides of the Atlantic. She resides in southern Massachusetts but Liverpool, England is the bandís other home.

Her other publication is a self-produced Web site on Egyptian mythology, which gets over a hundred readers daily. It went online in 1996. WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN, A Modern Guide To The Religion And Philosophy Of Ancient Egypt .

 

Mackay Wood

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Mackay Wood is a Colorado writer whose background is history and the law. A lifelong love of horses led her to study horsemastership in Somerset, England--the heart of King Arthur country. The unparalleled setting allowed Wood to develop an already keen interest in post-Roman and medieval Britain, and she returned home to finish a degree in English Constitutional History. These experiences, along with a love of books and a childhood tempered by "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Hobbit," impelled Wood to write medieval fantasy.

Wolf's Cub was favorably reviewed in Publishers Weekly on 10/26/98, and in Library Journal, 11/15/98.

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