Dilman Dila is a writer, filmmaker, and all-round storyteller. He is the author of A Killing in the Sun, a collection of short speculative stories, and two novellas. Among many accolades, he was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize (2013), longlisted for the BBC Radio International Playwriting Competition (2014), nominated for Best Novella at the Nommo Awards (2017), and he received an Iowa Writer’s Fellowship in 2017. His films include the masterpiece, What Happened in Room 13 (2007), which has attracted over seven million online views, The Felistas Fable (2013), nominated for Best First Feature by a Director at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (2014) and winner of four major awards at the Uganda Film Festival (2014), and Her Broken Shadow (2017), a sci-fi set in futuristic Africa, which has screened in places like Durban International Film Festival and AFI Silver Theater.
S.B. Divya is a lover of science, math, fiction, and the Oxford comma. She enjoys subverting expectations and breaking stereotypes whenever she can. Her short stories have been published at Apex, Tor.com, and other magazines, and her novella Runtime was a Nebula Award finalist. Her writing also appears in the indie game Rogue Wizards. Divya is the co-editor of Escape Pod, a weekly science fiction podcast, with Mur Lafferty. She holds degrees in Computational Neuroscience and Signal Processing, and she worked for twenty years as an electrical engineer before becoming an author. Find out more about her at eff-words.com or on Twitter as @divyastweets.
K.A. Doore is an author and shouter of queer sci-fi and fantasy. The Chronicles of Ghadid is her debut fantasy trilogy, starting with The Perfect Assassin, and she’s also written about murder and parenting at Tor.com and Tor/Forge, as well as in the upcoming anthology about parenting in SF/F, Don’t Touch That! She haunts the Florida swamps with her cats, children, and wife.
Uncanny Magazine’s Interviewer Shana DuBois is an extreme bibliophile. She is the social media manager for Serial Box Publishing and shares her bookish musings over at the Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog, the Nerds of a Feather blog, and the SF Signal archives. She enjoys talking to anyone who will stand still long enough about all things book-related and when not spending her time around books, tends to her farm’s menagerie.
Katharine Duckett is the guest fiction editor for the Disabled People Destroy Fantasy issue of Uncanny. She is also the author of Miranda in Milan, a Shakespearean fantasy novella debut that NPR calls “intriguing, adept, inventive, and sexy.” Her short fiction has appeared in Uncanny, Apex, PseudoPod, and Interzone, as well as various anthologies, including Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction. She is an advisory board member for The Octavia Project, a free program in Brooklyn that uses science fiction to encourage young women and nonbinary youth to dream big and empower them with skills to build alternative futures.
Tananarive Due is an American Book Award and NAACP Image Award-winning author who was an executive producer on Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror for Shudder. She is also a screenwriter. She and her husband, science fiction author Steven Barnes, co-wrote an upcoming episode for Season 2 of The Twilight Zone for CBS All Access and Monkeypaw Productions. Due is the author of several novels and a short story collection, Ghost Summer: Stories. She is also co-author of a civil rights memoir, Freedom in the Family: A Mother-Daughter Memoir of the Fight for Civil Rights (with her late mother, Patricia Stephens Due). In 2013, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award in the Fine Arts from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. She teaches Afrofuturism and Black Horror at UCLA. Her website is at tananarivedue.com
Robin M. Eames is a queer crip punk poet who is only mostly dead. Their work has been published by Cordite, Voiceworks, Ibis House, Archer, Red Room, GlitterShip, Strange Horizons, and Luna Station Quarterly, among others. They live on Gadigal land. You can find them online at robinmeames.org and @robinmarceline.
Jay Edidin is a writer, editor, podcaster, and internet whisperer; and a good card to pull out when your parents claim that knowing that Cyclops’s optic blasts aren’t lasers can’t net you a real job. He writes and edits comics, short fiction, and narrative nonfiction; knits fancy socks; and is marginally Internet Famous as half of the podcast Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men.
Greg van Eekhout writes science fiction and fantasy for all ages. His novels for adults include Norse Code and California Bones. His novels for young readers include Voyage of the Dogs and the upcoming release, Cog. He’s a two-time Nebula Award finalist. No wins. For more about him, visit his website at writingandsnacks.com and follow him on Twitter @gregvaneekhout.
Meg Elison is a science fiction author and feminist essayist. Her series, The Road to Nowhere, won the 2014 Philip K. Dick award. She was an Otherwise Award Honoree in 2018 and 2019. In 2020, she published her first collection, called “Big Girl” with PM Press, containing the Hugo, Locus, and Nebula-nominated novelette, “The Pill.” Elison’s first young adult novel, “Find Layla” was published in 2020 by Skyscape. Meg has been published in McSweeney’s, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Fangoria, Uncanny, Lightspeed, Nightmare, and many other places. Elison is a high school dropout and a graduate of UC Berkeley.