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Archive for November, 2010

Spotlight on Frank Wu, Artist

Frank Wu is a science fiction and fantasy artist living near Boston with his wife and fellow artist Brianna Spacekat Wu and their insane but adorable bichon Crash. Over the years he’s painted fire-breathing dragons, giant laser tanks, zombie Lincoln on the Moon, and dinosaurs playing guitar. He has won the Illustrators of the Future [...]

Spotlight on Mur Lafferty, Podcaster

Mur Lafferty has been called the ‘‘Podcast SF doyenne’’ and is the host of I Should Be Writing and editor of Escape Pod, podcasting’s first SF magazine. Her first book, Playing for Keeps, was released in 2008, and currently her novella ‘‘Marco and the Red Granny’’ is being serialized in audio at Hub Magazine. She [...]

Greg van Eekhout: Story Grenades

Greg van Eekhout was born in Los Angeles and attended UCLA, graduating with a degree in English. He got his master’s in educational media and computers at Arizona State University. After jobs making educational CD-ROMs, developing online courses, and teach English and multimedia at community colleges, he is now a full-time fiction writer and occasional [...]

Spotlight on Lynne M. Thomas, Archivist

Lynne M. Thomas is the Head of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb IL, where she is responsible for popular culture special collections, including papers of SF authors, dime novels, and popular historical children’s literature. She co-authored Special Collections 2.0, a book about web 2.0 technologies and special collections in [...]

Mercedes Lackey: Making Fun

Mercedes Ritchie was born in Chicago IL and earned a degree in biology form Purdue University. She married Anthony Lackey in 1972. They divorced in 1990, and two years later she married her current husband, artist Larry Dixon. Lackey began publishing with ‘‘A Different Kind of Courage’’ in Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Free Amazons of Darkover [...]

Cory Doctorow: A Cosmopolitan Literature for the Cosmopolitan Web

From the November 2010 issue of Locus Magazine Standing in Melbourne airport on the day before this year’s World Science Fiction convention, I found myself playing the familiar road-game known to all who travel to cons: spot the fan. Sometimes, ‘‘spot the fan’’ is pitched as a pejorative, a bit of fun at fannish expense, [...]


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