2007 Attendees

Jerry Oltion – 2007 Guest Instructor

Jerry is the author of fifteen science fiction novels, including ABANDON IN PLACE, THE GETAWAY SPECIAL, ANYWHERE BUT HERE, and PARADISE PASSED, plus several Star Trek books and over a hundred short stories in various magazines and anthologies.  He is the most prolific contributor to Analog magazine in the last 25 years, and the third most prolific of all time.  (Yes, he’s shooting for #1.)  His novella version of “Abandon in Place” won the Nebula Award in 1998.  Jerry also writes under the name “Ryan Hughes.”  He is an amateur astronomer, which led him to spend most of a year designing and building a new type of telescope he calls the “trackball.”  He lives in Eugene, Oregon, with his wife, Kathy, and the obligatory writer’s cat, Stormy.  His website is http://sff.net/people/j.oltion

K. Tempest Bradford

K. Tempest Bradford writes science fiction, fantasy, and some other weird stuff she leaves for other people to define.  She attended Clarion West in 2003 and is an alumnus of the Online Writing Workshop.  Her fiction has appeared in Farthing, Abyss & Apex, and the Thou Shalt Not… and Interfictions anthologies. Her website can be found at http://tempest.fluidartist.com

Jeffrey A. Carver

Jeffrey A. Carver is the author of numerous science fiction novels, including Battlestar Galactica: the Miniseries and Eternity’s End, a finalist for the Nebula Award. His stories are character driven, ranging from hard SF (The Chaos Chronicles) to the “sense of wonder” stories of the Star Rigger universe (Star Rigger’s Way, Dragons in the Stars, and others).  His favorite themes include star travel, alien contact, and transcendent realities–and their moral, ethical, and spiritual implications. His new novel, Sunborn, will be published in 2008.

A native of Huron, Ohio, Carver now lives in the Boston area.  His interests include his family, science, space, and aviation. He has created a web site for aspiring young authors at writesf.com, and teaches writing at workshops such as the New England Young Writers Conference at Bread Loaf, Vermont.

Learn more online at starrigger.net which includes his blog, Pushing a Snake Up a Hill.

F. Brett Cox

F. Brett Cox’s fiction has appeared in Century, Black Gate, North Carolina Literary Review, Say…, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Rabid Transit, Phantom, and elsewhere, and is forthcoming in Black Static and Postscripts.  His essays and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, including The New England Quarterly, The New York Review of Science Fiction, Science Fiction Studies, Science Fiction Weekly, and Paradoxa.  With Andy Duncan, he co-edited Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic (Tor, 2004).  A native of North Carolina, Brett is Assistant Professor of English at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont.  He lives in Roxbury, Vermont, with his wife, playwright Jeanne Beckwith.  http://parttimedriver.livejournal.com

Eugie Foster

Eugie Foster calls home a mildly haunted, fey-infested house in Metro Atlanta that she shares with her husband, Matthew, and her pet skunk, Hobkin. Her fiction has been translated into Greek, Hungarian, Polish, and French, received the Phobos Award, and been nominated for the British Fantasy, Bram Stoker, and Pushcart awards. Her publication credits include stories in Realms of Fantasy, The 3rd Alternative, Paradox, Cricket, Fantasy Magazine, Cicada, Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show, and anthologies Best New Fantasy (Wildside Press), Heroes in Training (DAW Books), Magic in the Mirrorstone (Mirrorstone Books), and Best New Romantic Fantasy 2 (Juno Books). She also pens a monthly column, Writing for Young Readers, and is the managing editor of Tangent. Visit her online at www.eugiefoster.com.

Samantha Henderson

Samantha Henderson lives in Southern California with her family and assorted fauna.  Her fiction and poetry have been published in Realms of Fantasy; Strange Horizons; Chizine; Helix; Weird Tales; Fantasy; the 2006 and 2007 Rhysling Anthologies; and Prime Books’ Fantasy: The Best of the Year (2006); Best Fantasy 2; and Horror: Best of the Year (2007). Her website is www.samanthahenderson.com.

Scott Humphries

Scott was previously a technical writer for several large corporations such as: EDI, CSC, Unisys, NCR, Solectron and IBM. For the past five years he has had the pleasure of being a freelance editor and an editor for an online (now defunct) multi-genre magazine called Writershood.com. Scott is now Senior Editor for a new independent publisher called Flying Pen Press. Please visit www.FlyingPenPress.com for more information. Scott is also on the Board of Directors for World Science Fiction convention in Denver 2008. Learn more about the convention at www.Denvention3.org.

Alaya Dawn Johnson

Alaya (pronounced ah-lie-ah) lives, writes, cooks and (perhaps most importantly) eats in New York City. Her work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Interzone, Fantasy Magazine and has been anthologized in Year’s Best Fantasy 6 and Year’s Best SF 11. Her first novel, Racing the Dark, is forthcoming in October from Agate Bolden. She graduated from Columbia University in 2004 with a BA in East Asian Languages and Cultures, and has lived and traveled extensively in Japan. Her personal website is http://www.alayadawnjohnson.com.

Vylar Kaftan

Vylar Kaftan writes science fiction, fantasy, horror, slipstream, and cleverly-phrased Post-It notes on the fridge.  Her stories have appeared in places such as Strange Horizons, ChiZine, Clarkesworld, Heliotrope, Axxon, and Horror: The Best of the Year.  She lives in northern California and has a standard issue tie-dyed T-shirt to prove it.  A graduate of Clarion West, she volunteers as a mentor for teenaged writers with the online group Absynthe Muse. Her hobbies include modern-day temple dancing and preparing for a major earthquake.  She blogs at http://www.vylarkaftan.net.

Michael Livingston

Dr. Michael Livingston holds degrees in History, Medieval Studies, and English.  In his academic life he has published articles on Tolkien and Joyce, discovered European maps of America that pre-date Columbus, and is working on his third book.  In his fiction life he is a winner of the prestigious international Writers of the Future Contest and has published in a variety of genres and venues, from Nature Magazine to Paradox.  He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of English at The Citadel, where he specializes in Medieval Literature.  His website can be found at www.michaellivingston.com.

Vonda N. McIntyre

Vonda N. McIntyre writes SF. Her website is www.vondanmcintyre.com

Jo Sherman

Josepha Sherman is a fantasy and SF writer/editor and folklorist, who has written everything from Star Trek novels to a bio of Bill Gates to titles such as Trickster Tales (August House) and Deep Space Satellites, as well as short fiction and articles on science.  Current titles include Star Trek: Vulcan’s Soul with Susan Shwartz, the reprint of the Unicorn Queen books (Del Rey), and Mythology for Storytellers (M.E. Sharpe.)  She is currently editing The Encyclopedia of Storytelling for M.E. Sharpe.  You can visit her at sff.net/people/Josepha.Sherman.com or at her business site, www.shermaneditorial.biz.

Gerald M. Weinberg

Gerald M. Weinberg (Jerry) writes “nerd novels,” such as The Aremac Project, about how brilliant people become more fully human. Before taking up his science fiction career, he published books on human behavior, including Weinberg on Writing: The Fieldstone Method, The Psychology of Computer Programming and an Introduction to General Systems Thinking. He also wrote books on leadership include Becoming a Technical Leader, The Secrets of Consulting (Foreword by Virginia Satir), More Secrets of Consulting, and the four-volume Quality Software Management series. He incorporates his knowledge of science, engineering, and human behavior into all of his fiction. Winner of the Warnier Prize and the Stevens Award for his science writing, he is also a charter member of the Computing Hall of Fame. His website and blogs may be found at http://www.geraldmweinberg.com

Lori White

Lori Ann White is a writer from the San Francisco Bay Area whose science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories have appeared in such publications as Asimov’s Science Fiction, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Polyphony, Vol. 2” and Best of the Rest, Vol. 3. She has recently decided to give in to masochistic urges and pursue an advanced degree in astrophysics.  She knows the word “masochistic” because her bachelor degree was in English.

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