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.
A. J. Hackwith is a magpie of ink, bad ideas, and spite. She’s a queer writer of fantasy and science fiction in Seattle. A.J. is the author of two nonfiction books and writes sci-fi romance as Ada Harper. You can find her as @ajhackwith on Twitter and other dark corners of the internet.
Minal Hajratwala is the founder of the Unicorn Authors Club, a magical sanctuary where authors of color (and allies who really mean it!) finish our gorgeous, urgently needed books. Her books include the award-winning nonfiction epic Leaving India: My Family’s Journey From Five Villages to Five Continents; a poetry collection, Bountiful Instructions for Enlightenment; a travel guidebook, Moon Fiji; and a groundbreaking anthology, Out! Stories from the New Queer India.
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A former academic and adjunct, Alix E. Harrow is now a full-time writer living in Kentucky with her husband and their semi-feral toddlers. She is the author of The Ten Thousand Doors of January and Hugo award-winning short fiction. Find her at @AlixEHarrow on Twitter.
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 tenured postcolonial 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, Uncanny Magazine, Strange Horizons, and Lightspeed. Nin is currently finalising Watermyth, the first novel of the Cantata of the Fourfold Realms mythic clockpunk fantasy sequence.
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.