Theodora Goss’s publications include the short story collection In the Forest of Forgetting (2006); Interfictions (2007), a short story anthology co-edited with Delia Sherman; Voices from Fairyland (2008), a poetry anthology with critical essays and a selection of her own poems; The Thorn and the Blossom (2012), a novella in a two-sided accordion format; and the poetry collection Songs for Ophelia (2014). Her work has been translated into eleven languages. She has been a finalist for the Nebula, Crawford, Locus, Seiun, and Mythopoeic Awards, and on the Tiptree Award Honor List. Her short story “Singing of Mount Abora” (2007) won the World Fantasy Award. She teaches literature and writing at Boston University and in the Stonecoast MFA Program. Her first novel, The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, will be published by Saga Press in June 2017.
Hiromi Goto is the author of many books for youth and adults. Her writings has been honoured with The Commonwealth Writer’s Prize Best First Book, the Japan-Canada Book Award, the James Tiptree Jr. Award, the Sunburst Award, and the Carl Brandon Parallax Award. Her first graphic novel, Shadow Life, with artist Celine Loup, will be published in 2018 with First Second Books. She is a mentor in The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University, an editor, and a mother. She’s on Twitter @hinganai, Instagram @hiromigotowrites, and at www.hiromigoto.com.
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Daryl Gregory writes genre–mixing novels, stories, and comics. His most recent work is the young adult novel Harrison Squared and the novella We Are All Completely Fine, which won the World Fantasy and Shirley Jackson awards, and was a finalist for the Nebula, Sturgeon, and Locus awards. A TV show based on the book is in development at the SyFy channel. His novels include Afterparty, an NPR and Kirkus best fiction book of 2014; Raising Stony Mayhall; The Devil’s Alphabet; and the Crawford–Award–winning Pandemonium. Many of his short stories are collected in Unpossible and Other Stories.
Though best known as one of the Emmy Award-winning writer/producers of Lost and for creating The Middleman graphic novels and television series, Javier Grillo-Marxuach is a prolific creator of multi media content. A staunch believer in mentorship, Grillo-Marxuach co-hosts the Children of Tendu podcast (an educational series designed to help newcomers navigate the TV business ), teaches a monthly seminar at the Writers Guild, and administers the Grillo-Marxuach Family Fellowship at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. Grillo-Marxuach can be found on the web at www.OKBJGM.com and on Twitter at @OKBJGM.
Simon Guerrier is the author of countless Doctor Who audio adventures, comics, and books, most recently The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who. His novella Fall Out was published by Abaddon Books in November 2015. With his brother Thomas, Simon produces documentaries for BBC Radio 3 and has made a number of award-winning short films.
Hao Jingfang has an undergraduate degree from Tsinghua University’s Department of Physics and a PhD from Tsinghua in Economics and Management. Her fiction has appeared in English in various publications, including Lightspeed, Clarkesworld, and Uncanny. She has published three full–length novels, Wandering Maearth, Return to Charon, and Born in 1984; a book of cultural essays, Europe in Time; and several short story collections, Star Travelers, To Go the Distance, and The Depth of Loneliness. In 2016, her novelette, “Folding Beijing” (translated by Ken Liu), was a Hugo Award winner and Locus Award and Sturgeon Award finalist. Several of her stories, including “Folding Beijing,” are collected in Invisible Planets, an anthology of contemporary Chinese SF edited and translated by Ken Liu.
Nin Harris is an author, poet, and Gothic scholar who exists in a perpetual state of unheimlich. Nin writes Gothic fiction, cyberpunk, nerdcore post–apocalyptic fiction, planetary romances, and various other forms of hyphenated weird fiction. Nin’s publishing credits include: Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, and Lightspeed. Nin is currently working on Watermyth, the first novel of the Watermaidens Trilogy.
Maria Dahvana Headley is The New York Times–bestselling author of the novels Aerie, Magonia (one of PW’s Best Books of 2015), Queen of Kings, and the memoir The Year of Yes. With Kat Howard she is the author of The End of the Sentence, one of NPR’s Best Books of 2014, and with Neil Gaiman, she is co–editor of Unnatural Creatures. Her short stories have been included in many year’s best anthologies, including the 2016 edition of Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, edited by Karen Joy Fowler and John Joseph Adams, and have been finalists for the Nebula and Shirley Jackson Awards.
Upcoming from editor Sean McDonald at Farrar, Straus & Giroux are The Mere Wife—a novel melding Beowulf to Revolutionary Road, and a short story collection. For HarperCollins, she’s at work on The Combustible, a queer superhero and supervillain story, as well as another YA novel. She’s also in development on the theatrical musical The Devil’s Halo, with Emmy Award–winning composer Lance Horne. Find her at @MARIADAHVANA at Twitter, or www.mariadahvanaheadley.com.
Carlos Hernandez is the author of The Assimilated Cuban’s Guide to Quantum Santeria (Rosarium 2016). By day, Carlos is a CUNY Associate Professor of English, with appointments at BMCC and the CUNY Graduate Center. Besides his dedication to writing, Carlos is a game writer and designer: he served as Literary Consultant for the forthcoming iPhone game Losswords and continues work as a designer and lead writer on Meriwether, which goes live on Steam Greenlight on December 9.
Jim C. Hines’s latest book is Revisionary, the fourth and final in his modern–day fantasy series about a magic–wielding librarian, a dryad, a secret society founded by Johannes Gutenberg, a flaming spider, and an enchanted convertible. He’s also the author of the Princess series of fairy tale retellings (in which Snow White is a witch, Cinderella has a glass sword, and Sleeping Beauty is a badass assassin) as well as the humorous Goblin Quest trilogy. His short fiction has appeared in more than 50 magazines and anthologies. Jim won the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer.
He lives in Michigan with his wife and two children. You can find him online at www.jimchines.com.