|Science Fiction and Fantasy author|
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.
- "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
- "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.
- As an SF&F writer, I have a strong interest in world
building. Here are some resources that will help you build your own
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.
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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on
please email me at kitsuneNOSPAM@sff.net