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About the staff and contributors
CHARLES N. BROWN, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief
§MARIANNE S. JABLON, Managing Editor, moved to Oakland CA in late 1990 to join Locus, after working in an editorial capacity in New York for an Investment Management company, a textbook publisher, and a crossword puzzle magazine group. At Locus she manages production, display advertising, bookstore sales, and design & layout, with occasional forays into writing. From 1994-1996 she wrote "Costumes Optional", an alternative-comics review column for N.I.C.E. News Monthly. She collects dolls (fashion, anime, and character) and action figures, and plays the trumpet.
§FAREN C. MILLER, Editor, has been with Locus since 1981 -- her first real job since leaving UC Berkeley with a Ph.D. -- and over the years has reviewed a multitude of SF, fantasy, and horror books (far more than she can remember!). She is also the author of one fantasy, The Illusionists (Warner 1991). A fourth-generation Californian, she has lived in the Greater Bay Area all her life. And she does remember the'60s....
§CAROLYN F. CUSHMAN, Editor, has worked for Locus since 1985, the longest of any of the current staff except for Faren Miller. She is a graduate of Western Washington University with a degree in English. She published a fantasy novel, Witch and Wombat, in 1994.
§KIRSTEN GONG-WONG, Assistant Editor, joined Locus in 1993. A native Californian, she has degrees in Rhetoric (BA), Communications Management (MA) and Law (JD). Prior to working for Locus, she practiced law as a litigator. At Locus, she is responsible for the collection of data for the forthcoming books and books received sections of the magazine, the bestseller and classified ad pages, other aspects of production, general business duties, and anything else anyone can convince her to do.
§EDWARD BRYANT, Contributing Editor, reviews horror books for Locus. He has been a writer of science fiction, fantasy, and horror for nearly 30 years, and has twice won the SFWA's Nebula Award for short story ("Stone" and "giANTS"). Among his books are the collections Cinnabar (1976) and Particle Theory (1981), and the novella Fetish (1991). In June 1997 he received the "Living Legend" International Horror Guild Award. He lives in Denver, Colorado.
§MARK R. KELLY, Contributing Editor, writes the "Distillations: Short Fiction Reviews" column, which has been published in Locus since 1988 (except for a year's break in 1991), and contributes occasional convention reports. He compiled the Locus poll results into an online database, and maintains the Locus website. He lives in the earthquake country of southern California and works by day as a software engineer at a rocket engine factory. He also has a rudimentary personal website containing the full text of several recent "Distillations" columns.
§RUSSELL LETSON, Contributing Editor, is a freelance writer living in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Aside from Locus he's a contributing editor for Home Office Computing and Reseller Management, and a frequent contributor to Acoustic Guitar. Further details are available on his web page.
§GARY K. WOLFE, Contributing Editor, has received both the Eaton Award and the Science Fiction Research Association's Pilgrim Award for his science fiction criticism and scholarship. A Locus columnist since 1991, he is Professor of English and Humanities at Roosevelt University in Chicago.
§WILLIAM G. CONTENTO, Special Projects, designed and maintains the huge databases of books received by Locus since 1984, which are collected online. He has also indexed the contents of magazines, anthologies, and collections, both in the sf and the mystery fields (see the bibliographic links page for more). With Charles N. Brown he won the Eaton Award for Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror: 1988, and with Mike Ashley he won a 1995 Stoker Award for The Supernatural Index. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
§BETH GWINN, Photographer, has been self-employed as a free-lance photographer for the past 18 years. Most of her work is in the country music industry, and she lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Her work has appeared in Us Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, People, and Life.