Uncanny Authors

Amal El–Mohtar

Amal El–Mohtar has received the Locus Award, been a Nebula Award finalist for her short fiction, and won the Rhysling Award for poetry three times. She is the author of The Honey Month, a collection of poetry and prose written to the taste of twenty–eight different kinds of honey, and contributes criticism to NPR Books and the LA Times. Her fiction has most recently appeared in Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, Uncanny Magazine, and The Starlit Wood anthology from Saga Press. She lives in Ottawa with her spouse and two cats. Find her online at amalelmohtar.com, or on Twitter @tithenai.

Erika Ensign & Steven Schapansky

In addition to co-producing Uncanny’s monthly podcast, Erika and Steven run a small podcast empire out of their Edmonton, Alberta apartment. They co-host the coziest Doctor Who podcast around, Lazy Doctor Who, and host/produce/play on may others. Steven: Radio Free Skaro, The Memory Cheats, and Hockey Feels. Erika: Verity!, The Audio Guide to Babylon 5, The Incomparable, Total Party Kill, and she launched and produced the first 17 months of Hugo Award-nominated Apex Magazine’s short fiction podcast.

When not in front of the mic, they work in communications and write occasional genre essays and articles for books and magazines. They also tweet as @HollyGoDarkly and @Legopolis. Erika blogs at hollygodarkly.com.

If you’re thinking of starting your own podcast, Erika and Steven can help! Their company, Castria, does freelance podcast production and consultation. You can find more info at wearecastria.com.

Alexandra Erin

Alexandra Erin is a poet, humorist, and author who went on Twitter to explain what was happening in November of 2016. Well, things kept happening, and she kept explaining them, and now this is her life as a respected (if not respectable) Twitter pundit.

Aysha U. Farah

Aysha U. Farah is a science fiction writer and game dev from North Carolina. She lives with her partner and one very large cat.

Sarah Gailey

Hugo award winner Sarah Gailey is an internationally published writer of fiction and nonfiction. Their nonfiction has been published by Mashable and The Boston Globe, and they are a regular contributor for Tor.com and Barnes & Noble. Their most recent fiction credits include Fireside Fiction, Tor.com, and The Atlantic. Their debut novella, River of Teeth, was published in 2017 via Tor.com and was a 2018 Hugo and Nebula award finalist. Their adult novel debut, Magic For Liars, was published by Tor Books in June 2019. Their Young Adult novel debut, When We Were Magic, will be published by Simon Pulse in Spring 2020. You can find links to their work at sarahgailey.com; find them on social media @gaileyfrey.

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Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is The New York Times bestselling author of the novels Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book, Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett), The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains; the Sandman series of graphic novels; and the story collections Smoke and Mirrors, Fragile Things, and Trigger Warning. He is the winner of numerous literary honors, including the Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, and the Newbery and Carnegie Medals. Originally from England, he now lives in the United States. He is Professor in the Arts at Bard College.

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Christopher J Garcia

Christopher J Garcia is a writer, fanzine editor, curator, filmmaker, and historian from Boulder Creek, California. He won the Hugo for Best Fanzine in 2011 for co–editing The Drink Tank. He’s made short films, produced documentaries, programmed film festivals, and edits the film journal Klaus at Gunpoint as well as Journey Planet (Hugo nominee—2012–2014). He makes a living as a Curator at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.

Gwynne Garfinkle

Gwynne Garfinkle lives in Los Angeles. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in such publications as Strange Horizons, Interfictions, Mithila Review, Postscripts to Darkness, Not One of Us, Lackington’s, and The Cascadia Subduction Zone.

Laura Anne Gilman

Laura Anne Gilman’s work has been hailed as “a true American myth” by NPR, and praised for her “deft plotting and first-class characters” by Publishers Weekly. She has won the Endeavor Award for The Cold Eye, and been shortlisted for a Nebula, (another) Endeavor, and a Washington State Book Award. Her novels include the Locus-bestselling weird western Devil’s West trilogy, the Cosa Nostradamus urban fantasy series, and the Vineart War trilogy, and the story collections West Winds’ Fool and Darkly Human.

A former New Yorker, she currently lives outside of Seattle with two cats and many deadlines. More details and social media links at lauraannegilman.net.