Cheryl Morgan is a 4-time winner of a Hugo Award. She is a writer, critic and publisher. You can read her work at Cheryl’s Mewsings < https://www.cheryl-morgan.com/ > and Salon Futura < http://www.salonfutura.net/>. She is the owner of Wizard’s Tower Press < http://wizardstowerpress.com/ >.
Twitter handle is @CherylMorgan
Gary K. Wolfe is emeritus Professor of Humanities at Roosevelt University and a reviewer since 1992 for Locus magazine. Many reviews are collected in Soundings (BSFA Award 2006; Hugo nominee), Bearings (Hugo nominee), and Sightings; Evaporating Genres: Essays on Fantastic Literature received the Locus Award in 2012. Earlier books include The Known and the Unknown, Harlan Ellison (with Ellen Weil), and David Lindsay. For the Library of America, he edited American Science Fiction: Nine Classic Novels of the 1950s and American Science Fiction: Eight Classic Novels of the 1960s. He received the Pilgrim Award from the Science Fiction Research Association, the Distinguished Scholarship Award from the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, and Special World Fantasy Award for criticism. He has received nine Hugo nominations, two for reviews collections and seven for The Coode Street Podcast, which he has co-hosted with Jonathan Strahan for more than 540 episodes.
Ana Rüsche (São Paulo, Brazil, 1979). She is a writer and researcher. “A telepatia são os outros” (“Telepathy is other people”) is her last book, a science fiction novelette published by Monomito, 2019. She has four published poetry books. She holds a PhD in Cultural Studies with the thesis “Utopia, feminism and resignation” (University of Sao Paulo, FFLCH-USP), is a member of the editorial board of Fantastika 451 magazine and contributes to newspapers and specialized magazines such as O Estado de S. Paulo, Quatro Cinco Um, and Suplemento de Pernambuco.
Twitter: @anarusche Website: www.anarusche.com
Yingying Wu is a senior SF editor in Yilin Press, a major imprint in China focus on introducing and translating foreign literacy, in charge of its publication of SF series such as Philip K. Dick’s Collection of Works, Andy Weir’s The Martian and Artemis, Ted Chiang’s Stories of Your Life and Others and Exhalation: Stories, and Stanislaw Lem’s Collection.
Alex “SFRabbit” Li is a SF editor, critic, researcher, and translator. He is partner and editor-in-chief of Future Affairs Administration (FAA), a SFWA eligible market in China focusing on SF stories researching & publishing and SF writers cultivating. He has taught a SF writing camp for more than two huandred class hours and over four thousand students learnt SF writing from him.
Alex Shvartsman is the author of over 120 short stories, published in Analog, Nature, Strange Horizons, and elsewhere. He won the WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction in 2014 and was a two-time finalist (2015 & 2017) for the Canopus Award for Excellence in Interstellar Fiction. His political fantasy novel Eridani’s Crown was published in 2019. His translations from Russian have appeared in F&SF, Apex, and Samovar. Alex has edited over a dozen anthologies, including the long-running Unidentified Funny Objects series, and he is the editor-in-chief of Future Science Fiction Digest. He resides in Brooklyn, NY. His website is www.alexshvartsman.com.
Artem Zheltov is a Russian futurist and think-tank pundit who focuses on science fiction because it depicts the future in a more accurate and frank way. He co-edited Esli science fiction magazine. At present he develops fiction worlds for the gaming industry, which is way more fun than forecasting grim futures. From time to time he also creates literature projects for Russian cities and regions, as well as for economic tycoons, such as Gazprom.
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Cristina Jurado studied Advertising and Public Relations at the Universidad de Sevilla (Spain) and holds a Master’s degree in Rhetoric from Northwestern University (USA). She is a bilingual author of science fiction, fantasy, horror and other hybrid genres, as well as editor and translator. In 2019 she became the first female author to win the Best Novel Ignotus Award (Spain’s Hugo) for Bionautas. Her recent fiction includes the novella CloroFilia and her collection of stories Alphaland. In 2020 was distinguished as Europe’s Best SF Promoter Award and started to work as a contributor of the bilingual quarterly Constelación magazine.
Karen Burnham is an electromagnetics engineer by way of vocation, and a book reviewer/critic by way of avocation. She has worked on NASA projects including the Dream Chaser spacecraft as well as in the automotive industry in Michigan. She has reviewed for venues such as Locus Magazine, NYRSF, Strange Horizons, and Cascadia Subduction Zone. She has produced podcasts for Locusmag.com and SFSignal.com, especially Small Blue Planet with Cheryl Morgan and SF Crossing the Gulf with Karen Lord. Her book on Greg Egan came out from University of Illinois Press in 2014, and she has twice been nominated in the Best Non-Fiction category of the British SF Awards. She currently lives in Colorado with her family.
Shahid Mahmud started Arc Manor Publishers in 2006, subsequently creating an SF/Fantasy imprint ‘Phoenix Pick’. He started publishing Galaxy’s Edge magazine in 2013 and created CAEZIK, a new imprint, in 2019 which published the last novel by Robert A. Heinlein based on a rediscovered manuscript. CAEZIK is also publishing Ben Bova’s last novel, Power Challenges. Prior to becoming a publisher Shahid was a bond portfolio manager in San Diego. The acting mayor of San Diego declared November 7th, 2005 to be “Shahid Mahmud” day for services he had rendered to the City.