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Archive for September, 2011

Alex Bledsoe: Fantasy Noir

Alex Bledsoe was born in Tennessee, and grew up an hour north of Memphis. He studied journalism at the University of Tennessee from 1981-85, and went on to write for newspapers, work as a professional photographer, and do legal copyediting until becoming a full-time fiction writer. Bledsoe has published numerous short stories in various zines, […]

Jay Lake: Specific Gravity

Jay Lake began to write seriously in 2000, when he joined the Wordos writing group. First story ‘‘The Courtesy of Guests’’ appeared in September 2001, and he soon became one of the most prolific writers in the field, publishing over 250 stories to date, including Hugo nominee ‘‘Into the Gardens of Sweet Night’’ (2003) and […]

Cory Doctorow: Why Should Anyone Care?

From the September 2011 issue of Locus Magazine One of my most important formative experiences as a writer was working in bookstores. I worked in three shops: a specialist science fiction store (Bakka Books in Toronto), an academic store near the University of Toronto campus, and a dreadful suburban mall bookstore. Going into my first […]

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