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Archive for May, 2010

Poe and the Fantastic

Gary K. Wolfe, Ellen Datlow, Peter Straub, Brian Evenson. Photo by Beth Gwinn   Excerpts from the roundtable discussion: Gary K. Wolfe: We’re talking here with Brian Evenson, Peter Straub, Liza Groen Trombi, and Ellen Datlow about what is more or less the 200th anniversary of Poe’s birth. Ellen edited the retrospective horror anthology Darkness: […]

Brian Evenson: Strange (But Never Gratuitous)

Brian Evenson grew up in Utah, son of liberal Mormon parents. He attended Brigham Young University for his undergrad degree, and got his Master’s and PhD at the University of Washington at Seattle. Evenson did Mormon missionary work in France and Switzerland, but was eventually excommunicated, voluntarily, from the church partly due to conflict with […]

Cory Doctorow: Persistence Pays Parasites

From the May 2010 issue of Locus Magazine My friend Katherine Myronuk once told me, “All complex ecosystems have parasites.” She was talking about spam and malware (these days they’re often the same thing) and other undesirable critters on the net. It’s one of the smartest things anyone’s ever said to me about the net […]

David Anthony Durham: Imagined World

Photo furnished by Gudrun Johnston Website:David Anthony Durham David Anthony Durham was born in New York, lived in Trinidad when he was a baby, and grew up mostly in Maryland. He attended the University of Maryland – Baltimore County, where he studied English and History, and the University of Maryland – College Park for his […]

James P. Blaylock: Impractical Machines

Photo by Amelia Beamer Website:James P. Blaylock Fantasy and Steampunk Author James P. Blaylock was born in Long Beach California. He was one of the inventors of the steampunk genre, along with friends (and fellow Philip K. Dick protégés) Tim Powers and K.W. Jeter, but most of his work is contemporary fiction with fantasy or […]

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