Science Fiction and Fantasy author

M. Brook West

M. Brook West

Welcome! I've worked as a digger on an archaeological dig, lived in Japan for a couple of years, and been a published finalist in the 1994 Writers of the Future contest (WotF XI), a quarterly contest that pays up to $6000 for a single short story. For the curious I've included a brief biographical sketch. Email is welcome--I'm at kitsuneNOSPAM@sff.net.

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bibliography:

  • "A Portion for Foxes," L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Vol. XI,, Bridge Publications, June 1995.
    A woman and a fox help a Japanese computer designer bring dreams to life.
  • "The Peachwood Flute," (with Julia West), The Shimmering Door, edited by by Katharine Kerr and Martin H. Greenberg, HarperPrism, August 1996. Ghosts, greed, and Taoist magic in old Japan.
  • "Weeds," (with Julia West), Enchanted Forests, edited by Katharine Kerr and Martin H. Greenberg, DAW, December 1995. A university class on a biology field trip finds more than they expected.
  • "Conservation of Probability," Galaxy #3, May/Jun 1994.
  • "Bind It Fast," Boys' Life, Oct. 1991. Interested in repairing a dying paperback or making your own blank books? Here's a fast and simple Japanese bookbinding method that will do the job.
  • "Warm-up Exercise," Two-Fisted Writers Tales, edited by John Betancourt and John Ordover, Wildside Press (forthcoming). Loosen up those fingers for the keyboard with a little swordplay in the streets.

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  • As an SF&F writer, I have a strong interest in world building. Here are some resources that will help you build your own worlds.
  • Japan is a fascinating place to visit and is amazingly accessible. These links lead to a variety of English web pages in Japan. One of the things you'll find here (see Jim Breen's Japanese Page) is a freeware Japanese word processor for PCs.
  • Anime is Japanese for animation. Good anime goes far beyond "cartoons" to a true artform. A lot of it is now subtitled or even dubbed in English so it's very accessible.

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  • Julia West's home page. Check out the 1994 Writers of the Future Contest grand prize winner.
  • Here are some links to other SF&F authors' home pages.
  • SFWA (Science-fiction & Fantasy Writers of America) is a professional organization for SF&F writers.
  • Many thanks to Greyware for providing this page. Email yog@sff.net for more information on Greyware.

    * please email me at kitsuneNOSPAM@sff.net

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