Uncanny Authors

Scott Lynch

Scott Lynch is the author of four novels in the Gentleman Bastard sequence. The Lies of Locke Lamora (2007) was a World Fantasy, British Fantasy, Crawford, Compton Crook, and Locus first novel finalist; its sequels are Red Seas Under Red Skies (2007), the New York Times best-selling The Republic of Thieves (2013), and the forthcoming The Thorn of Emberlain. His short fiction has appeared in Popular Science, Swords and Dark Magic, Tales of the Far West, Fearsome Journeys, and Rogues. He was a Campbell Best New Writer finalist for 2006 and 2007, and won the British Fantasy Award for best newcomer in 2008. He currently lives in Wisconsin, where he has been a volunteer firefighter since 2005. He shares a commuting relationship with his Massachusetts-based partner, author Elizabeth Bear.

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Ewen Ma

Ewen is a speculative writer-poet and theatre practitioner. A cosmopolitan cinephile made in Hong Kong, Ewen now lives and works in London as a researcher in Visual Cultures with an interest in crisis cinema and the politics of the archive, and is also involved in independent filmmaking. Ewen’s works have appeared or are forthcoming in venues such as Anathema, Liminality, Voice & Verse, Hot Potato News, and Uncanny. Ewen holds an MFA in Creative Writing and is a 2018 graduate of Clarion West, with fiction currently on the shortlist for the Gollancz & Rivers of London BAME SFF Award.

Catch Ewen online at http://ewenma.com or @awenigma.

Kari Maaren

Kari Maaren is a Canadian writer, cartoonist, musician, and academic whose first novel, Weave a Circle Round, was a finalist for the Andre Norton Award. She has a completed webcomic, West of Bathurst, and an active one, It Never Rains. She is fond of bewildering stories full of time loops, references to nineteenth-century poetry, and a cavalier defiance of the laws of physics. Visit her website, karimaaren.com, or find her on Twitter as @angrykem.

Jennifer Mace

Jennifer Mace is a queer Brit who roams the Pacific Northwest in search of tea and interesting plant life. A two-time Hugo-finalist podcaster for her work with Be The Serpent, she writes about strange magic and the cracks that form in society. Her short fiction has appeared in Cast of Wonders and the anthology Skies of Wonder, Skies of Danger, while her poetry may be found in Liminality. Her anthology Silk & Steel: An Adventure Anthology of Queer Ladies, with co-editors Janine Southard and Django Wexler, is forthcoming from Cantina Press. Find her online at www.englishmace.com.

Carmen Maria Machado

Carmen Maria Machado’s debut short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press. She is a fiction writer, critic, and essayist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy, Best Horror of the Year, and elsewhere. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the Clarion Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers’ Workshop, and lives in Philadelphia with her partner.

M Evan MacGriogair

Writer, singer, artist. Evan sings and writes in Gàidhlig and in English. You can find their bilingual fiction at Tor.com, in Steall Magazine (summer 2020), and Uncanny Magazine (summer 2020), with poetry in Poets’ Republic and elsewhere. Evan sings with the Glasgow Gaelic Musical Association, the Alba Choir, and Fuaran. They live in Partick with two cats and dreams galore.

Toby MacNutt

Toby MacNutt is an author, artist, and teacher who lives in Burlington, Vermont with their partner and service dog. Toby’s poetry has recently been published in such magazines as Enby Life, Arsenika, and Twisted Moon; their debut collection If Not Skin was released in spring 2018 from Aqueduct Press. Find out more about Toby’s work at tobymacnutt.com or say hi on Twitter @tobywm.

Nilah Magruder

Nilah Magruder is a writer and artist based in Los Angeles. From her beginnings in the woods of the eastern United States she developed an eternal love for three things: nature, books, and animation.

She has written and storyboarded for television studios like DreamWorks and Disney. She also illustrates children’s books, including the Dactyl Hill Squad series by Daniel José Older from Scholastic. Nilah is the author of M.F.K., a middle-grade graphic novel from Insight Editions and the winner of the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity, and How to Find a Fox, a picture book. She has published short fiction in the anthology All Out (edited by Saundra Mitchell), in Fireside Magazine, and for Marvel Comics.

When she is not working, Nilah is watching movies, growing herbs, roller-skating, and fighting her cats for control of her desk chair.

Brit Mandelo

Brit Mandelo is a nonbinary, masculine-identified writer, critic, and editor whose primary fields of interest are speculative fiction and queer literature, especially when the two coincide. They have two books out, Beyond Binary: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Speculative Fiction and We Wuz Pushed: On Joanna Russ and Radical Truth-telling, and in the past have edited for publications like Strange Horizons Magazine. Other work has been featured in magazines such as Stone Telling, Clarkesworld, Apex, and Ideomancer. They also write regularly for Tor.com and have several long-running column series there.

Keith A. Manuel

Keith A. Manuel is a SF writer, historian, and library worker. He lives and works in Florida with his wife, daughter, and three quirky house cats. You can find him on Twitter @KeithAManuel and on his writing and book review blog Borrowed Worlds.