Alex Hernandez is a Cuban-American science fiction writer based in South Florida, and the first of his family to be born in the U.S. His most influential experience with (written) science fiction was as a kid, when he checked out a collection of Isaac Asimov short stories from the public library and immediately connected with the author’s immigrant story. Perhaps because of that, the themes of migration, colonization and posthumanism permeate his work, which usually blend the subgenres of space opera and biopunk. His stories have previously been published by Bean Books, The Colored Lens, Interstellar Fiction and others.
Looking Forward with Keith Bliss
Keith Bliss is originally from Widnes in the north west of England, just a stone’s throw from Liverpool. After a fairly uneventful first five years of life, he emigrated to Australia with his family and attended primary school in Elizabeth, South Australia before returning to England when he was ten. He attended Wade Deacon Grammar School and Widnes 6th Form College, before going to Leicester University where he majored in German, which came in very handy, with a minor in Philosophy, of which he is not particularly proud. As soon as he was awarded his bachelor’s degree, he left England for Germany, a country with which he had fallen in love during his studies, and settled in the Siegerland area in the west of the country. He has lived there ever since.
He’s been teaching English at the University of Siegen, Germany since 2005, and received a master’s degree in Literature, Culture and Media from there in 2010. If you ask him how he likes his job, he will invariably say it‘s the best job in the world.
Lost in the Woods with Dorian Graves
Dorian Graves is an urban fantasy author hailing from the mountains of Oregon, occasionally escaping to the Pacific Ocean to praise our squidly overlords—er, we mean to enjoy the surf and marine life, of course. Currently, Dorian is hard at work on the Deadly Drinks novel series; the first book, Bones and Bourbon, is set to be released April 2, 2018 by NineStar Press.
Wake Up and Chat with Ian MacLeod
Ian R. MacLeod is the acclaimed writer of challenging and innovative speculative and fantastic fiction. His most recent novel, Wake Up and Dream, won the Sidewise Award for Alternate History, while his previous works have won the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, and the World Fantasy Award, and have been translated into many languages. MacLeod grew up in the West Midlands region of England, studied law, and spent time working and dreaming in the civil service before moving on to teaching and house-husbandry.
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Time with Prolific Paul Di Filippo
Paul Di Filippo is a prolific science fiction, fantasy, and horror short story writer with multiple story collections to his credit. He has written a number of novels as well, including Joe’s Liver and Spondulix: A Romance of Hoboken.
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A Walk in the Words of Oisín McGann
‘Born in Dublin in 1973, Oisín spent his childhood there and in Drogheda, County Louth. He started writing and illustrating stories in copybooks when he was about six or seven, setting himself up for a lifetime of creativity.
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Down and Dirty with Dover Whitecliff, author and editor at Thinking Ink Press
Dover Whitecliff writes steampunk, sci-fi, and fantasy. She co-edited and wrote stories for the steampunk anthologies Twelve Hours Later, Thirty Days Later, and Some Time Later. Dover is the co-author of The Stolen Songbird, and her first solo novel The Superspy with the Clockwork Eye is coming soon.
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Anthony Francis talks about Jeremiah Willstone
By day, Anthony Francis builds intelligent machines and emotional robots; by night he writes science fiction and draws comic books. He’s best known for the Skindancer urban fantasy series featuring magical tattoo artist Dakota Frost, beginning with the award-winning Frost Moon and its sequels Blood Rock and Liquid Fire. He’s published over half a dozen steampunk stories, including “The Fall of the Falcon” read by Sage and Savant. All these stories are woven into a universe of adventure that continues in his new novel, Jeremiah Willstone and the Clockwork Time Machine.
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