Andi C. Buchanan is a writer, editor, and part-time space lobster based near Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand. Their work is published or forthcoming in Apex, Kaleidotrope, Glittership, and more. Andi is also the editor of Capricious magazine, a freelance web developer, and likes cheese and dinosaurs. Their website is at andicbuchanan.org or you can find them on Twitter @andicbuchanan.
Tobias S. Buckell is a The New York Times bestselling author born in the Caribbean. He grew up in Grenada and spent time in the British and US Virgin Islands, which influence much of his work.
His novels and over 60 stories have been translated into 18 different languages. His work has been nominated for awards like the Hugo, Nebula, Prometheus, and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Science Fiction Author.
He currently lives in Bluffton, Ohio with his wife, twin daughters, and a pair of dogs. He can be found online at TobiasBuckell.com.
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Jacqueline “Jax” Bryk is a freelance writer and game designer from Delaware. She is no stranger to sci-fi and fantasy fiction, though she mostly designs analog games. She was a featured guest at BreakoutCon 2017 and 2018 and won the Golden Cobra Award for game design in 2016. Jacqueline has written for White Wolf, Onyx Path Publishing, Helmgast AB, Galileo Games, Growling Door Games. and Damocles Thread Development. In her spare time, she likes to yell at games like Civilization V and Crusader Kings II, model for photographers and visual artists, avoid arguments about politics, and attempt recipes she saw on Iron Chef America once. You can find her work, both self-published and freelance, at http://drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?keywords=&author=Jacqueline+Bryk
Octavia Cade is a New Zealand writer with a PhD in science communication. She’s sold close to 60 stories to various markets, and her most recent novella, The Impossible Resurrection of Grief, was released by Stelliform Press in May. A poetry collection, Mary Shelley Makes A Monster, was published by Aqueduct and nominated for a Bram Stoker award. She attended Clarion West 2016, and was the writer in residence at Massey University in 2020.
Christopher Caldwell is a queer Black American living in Glasgow, Scotland with his partner Alice. He was the 2007 recipient of the Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship to Clarion West. His work has appeared in FIYAH, Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, and Strange Horizons. He is @seraph76 on Twitter.
Rae Carson is a Hugo and Nebula finalist, and the New York Times best-selling author of numerous novels and short stories published by HarperCollins, Del Rey Star Wars, and Disney-Lucasfilm Press. Literary honors include the Spur Award, Morris Award finalist, Indie Next List, National Book Award longlist, and ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults, among others. Rae lives in Arizona with editor C.C. Finlay and their three rescue cats.
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Nebula-nominated Beth Cato is the author of the Clockwork Dagger duology and the Blood of Earth Trilogy from Harper Voyager. Beth is a Hanford, California native transplanted to the Arizona desert, where she lives with her husband, son, and requisite cats. Follow her at BethCato.com and on Twitter at @BethCato.
Rita Chen is a disabled cyborg witch who spends a lot of time worrying about the human condition. She lives with her partner, her fibromyalgia, and her autism in Edmonton, Alberta. Her poetry has appeared in Uncanny, Liminality, Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction, and Polu Texni. Find her on Twitter @expositionist.
Joyce Chng lives in Singapore. Her fiction has appeared in The Apex Book of World SF II, We See A Different Frontier, Cranky Ladies of History, and Accessing The Future. Joyce also co-edited THE SEA IS OURS: Tales of Steampunk Southeast Asia with Jaymee Goh. Her alter-ego is J. Damask. Joyce’s pronouns are she/they.