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Archive for September, 2013

Spotlight on: Betsy Mitchell of Open Road Media

Betsy Mitchell has been a New York science fiction/fantasy editor for more than 30 years, including stints at Baen, Warner, Bantam, and ten years as VP/editor-in-chief of Del Rey. She received the World Fantasy Award for co-editing the anthology Full Spectrum 4, and has published William Gibson, Octavia Butler, Terry Brooks, Peter F. Hamilton, and […]

Spotlight on: Luis Ortiz, Publisher

Luis Ortiz has authored three biographies/art books on artists, including the Hugo Award nominee and Locus Award finalist Emshwiller: Infinity x Two, and edited numerous books, including Cult Magazines: A to Z with Earl Kemp. His writings have appeared in diverse periodicals including Illustra­tion magazine and FilmFax. He lives and works as an publisher/editor and […]

Jack Skillingstead: Ups & Downs

John Anthony Skillingstead was born October 24, 1955 in a working-class suburb of Seattle WA. He attended community college from 1974-76 before dropping out to work in a cannery in Alaska. He also lived a year in Maine, where he eventually returned to marry Kathy Scanlon in 1985; they later divorced, but have two adult […]

Nalo Hopkinson: As Magic Does

Nalo Hopkinson was born December 20, 1960 in Kingston, Jamaica, and grew up there and in Trinidad and Guyana, though she also spent some time in the US as a child. Her father was noted Guyanese poet Muhammad Abdur-Rahman Slade Hopkinson. She moved with her family to Toronto, Canada in 1977, where she lived until […]

Cory Doctorow: Libraries and E-books

From the September 2013 issue of Locus Magazine At the start of the summer, I traveled to Chicago for the annual national conference of the American Library Association. It was great. There are many utterly baseless clichés about librarians – the shushing spinster who prefers the company of books to humans is a creation of […]

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