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Archive for November, 2011

Spotlight on: Brian Stableford, Translator and Author

Brian Stableford was born in Yorkshire, a county whose children are renowned for pig-headed obstinacy, not suffering fools gladly, and the vanity of assuming that there very few people in the world who are not fools. He has written a lot of books that nobody reads (to write one book that nobody wanted to read […]

Geoff Ryman: Maximum Change

Geoffrey Ryman was born in Canada, moved to the US when he was 11, and earned degrees in English and history at UCLA. In 1973 he relocated to the UK. His first SF story was ‘‘The Diary of a Translator’’ (New Worlds) in 1976, but he became well known following publication of novella ‘‘The Unconquered […]

Spotlight on: Maryelizabeth Hart, Bookseller

Maryelizabeth Hart is a co-owner of Mysterious Galaxy, Southern California’s genre bookstore for readers of stories of ‘‘Martians, Murder, Magic and Mayhem.’’ She works as the store’s events coordinator and newsletter editor. She is a reviewer for Publishers Weekly, edited the Spring 2011 San Diego Noir anthology, and is an occasional contributor to other works […]

Andy Duncan: The Story Engine

Andy Duncan was born in Columbia SC. His first published fiction was novelette ‘‘Liza and the Crazy Water Man’’ in the first Starlight anthology (1996). His first sale was actually ‘‘Beluthahatchie,’’ which appeared in 1997 in Asimov’s, and went on to become a Hugo Award finalist. On the strength of those pieces, he was a […]

Cory Doctorow: It’s Time to Stop Talking About Copyright

From the November 2011 issue of Locus Magazine I inaugurated this column in 2008 with an editorial called ‘‘Why I Copyfight’’, which talked about the tricky balance between creativity, culture, and the relationship between audiences and creators. These have always been hard subjects, and the Internet has made them harder still, because the thing that […]

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