Tochi Onyebuchi is a graduate of Columbia Law School and L’institut d’études politiques in Paris. Prior to law school, he attended Yale University and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. His fiction has appeared in Ideomancer, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Seven Scribes, Obsidian, and Omenana, and is forthcoming from Tor.com. His debut young adult novel, Beasts Made of Night, was published October 2017 by Penguin Random House’s Razorbill imprint. Its sequel, Crown of Thunder, hits shelves October 2018. He tweets, on occasion, at @TochiTrueStory.
Karen Osborne lives in Baltimore, MD, with two violins, an autoharp, a theremin, three cameras, a husband, and a bonkers orange cat. Her short fiction appears in Escape Pod, Robot Dinosaurs, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Fireside, and Uncanny. Her debut novel, Architects of Memory, will be published in 2020 by Tor. She emcees the Charm City Spec reading series, plays the fiddle in a ceilidh band, and once won a major event filmmaking award for shooting and editing a Klingon wedding trailer. You can find her on Twitter at @karenthology.
What if you could re–live the experience of reading a book (or watching a show) for the first time? Mark Oshiro provides just such a thing on a daily basis on Mark Reads and Mark Watches, where he chronicles his unspoiled journey through various television and book series. Since 2009, Mark has been subjecting himself to the emotional journey that one takes when they enter a fictional world for the first time. He mixes textual analysis, confessional blogging, and humor to analyze fiction that usually makes him cry and yell on camera. All of this earned Mark a Hugo Award nomination in the Fan Writer category in 2013 and 2014, and he has no plans on stopping. He was the nonfiction editor of Queers Destroy Science Fiction! and the co–editor of Speculative Fiction 2015. He is the President of Con or Bust, a non–profit that helps fans of color attend SFF conventions. His first novel, a YA contemporary about police brutality, is in need of an agent and will make you feel lots of things. His life goal: to pet every dog in the world.
Anya was born in Singapore and has Hainanese, Peranakan, and Hakka ancestry. She moved to Melbourne to practice law for a few years. Anya now works in an ad agency as a designer and as the chief briber of studio dogs. Her first novel, The Firebird’s Tale, was published in 2016. Anya’s short stories have appeared in venues such as Strange Horizons, Daily SF, and Aurealis. She can be found on Twitter @anyasy.
Greg Pak is a writer and filmmaker best known for comic books like Planet Hulk, Magneto Testament, Storm, and Action Comics. He’s currently writing Mech Cadet Yu For Boom, Totally Awesome Hulk, and Weapon X for Marvel, and the new John Wick comic book series for Dynamite. Pak directed the sci fi indie feature film Robot Stories and award-winning short films such as “Fighting Grandpa,” “Asian Pride Porn,” and “Mister Green.” His Kickstarter publishing projects include Code Monkey Save World and The Princess Who Saved Herself, both based on songs by singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton. Pak’s prose work includes Make Comics Like The Pros (co-written with Fred Van Lente), the Kickstarter Secrets ebook, and the upcoming Planet Hulk prose novel. In 2005, Pak and artist Takeshi Miyazwa co-created the Marvel character Amadeus Cho, who co-starred for four years in the Incredible Hercules comic book series and is now the star of the Totally Awesome Hulk book. For more about Pak’s work, please visit gregpak.com and @gregpak on Twitter.
Dominik Parisien’s work can be found in The Fiddlehead, Exile: The Literary Quarterly, Wordgathering, Plenitude, Uncanny Magazine, as well as other magazines and anthologies. His poetry chapbook, We, Old Young Ones, is forthcoming from Frog Hollow Press’s Dis/Ability series. He is also the co-editor, with Navah Wolfe, of The Starlit Wood, which won the Shirley Jackson Award, and Robots vs Fairies. Dominik is a disabled, bisexual, French Canadian man. He lives in Toronto.
Diana M. Pho is a Hugo Award-nominated editor at Tor Books and Tor.com Publishing. She’s also an academic scholar, activist, performer, and general rabble-rouser. In the steampunk community, she is best-known for running Beyond Victoriana, an award-winning, US-based blog on multicultural steampunk. For several years, she has traveled the country as a professional speaker about social justice issues and fandom, and she has been interviewed for many media outlets, including CBS’s Inside Edition, MSN.com, BBC America, the Travel Channel, HGTV, and the Science Channel.
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Sarah Pinsker is the author of the 2015 Nebula Award-winning novelette “Our Lady of the Open Road.” Her five other Nebula-nominated works include 2017 Uncanny novella “And Then There Were (N-One).” Her novelette “In Joy, Knowing the Abyss Behind” was the 2014 Sturgeon Award winner and a 2013 Nebula finalist. Her fiction has been published in magazines including Asimov’s, Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, Fantasy & Science Fiction, and Uncanny, among others, as well as numerous anthologies and year’s bests. She is also a singer/songwriter with three albums on various independent labels and a fourth forthcoming. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her wife and dog. She can be found online at sarahpinsker.com and on Twitter as @sarahpinsker.
Tim Pratt is the author of over 20 novels, most recently space opera The Wrong Stars, first in the Axiom series. His short stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories, The Year’s Best Fantasy, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, and other nice places. He’s a Hugo Award winner for short fiction, and has been a finalist for World Fantasy, Sturgeon, Stoker, Mythopoeic, and Nebula Awards, among others. He’s a senior editor at Locus magazine, and lives in Berkeley, California, with his family. Every month he writes a new story for his Patreon supporters at patreon.com/timpratt.