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Archive for August, 2010

Spotlight on:
Charlie Jane Anders, Author, Editor, Blogger, Emcee

Charlie Jane Anders is the managing editor at science fiction blog io9.com. Since 2001, she’s organized and hosted Writers With Drinks, a spoken word “variety show” that features science fiction alongside literary fiction, poetry, comedy and other genres. She won the Emperor Norton Award for “extraordinary invention and creativity unhindered by the constraints of paltry [...]

Notes from a Mixed Marriage, Or, The Lady and the Monster

— by Gary Westfahl — To immediately clarify my title, I must explain that both my wife Lynne and I have blonde hair and blue eyes, and are of Northern European descent, so our relationship matches no conventional definition of a “mixed marriage.” But if I add that I have been devoted to science fiction [...]

N.K. Jemisin: Rites of Passage

Nora K. Jemisin was born in Iowa City IA, and grew up spending summers in New York City and the rest of the year in Mobile AL. She studied psychology at Tulane in New Orleans, and went to grad school to study counseling at the University of Maryland-College Park. After spending ten years in Massachusetts, [...]

Patrick Rothfuss: Worldbuilder

Patrick Rothfuss was born near Madison WI and attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for nine years, studying ‘‘whatever classes seemed interesting’’ and graduating with a BA in English. As an undergrad he wrote humorous advice column ‘‘Your College Survival Guide’’ for the campus paper The Pointer. He went to Washington State University for his [...]


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