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Uncanny Authors

Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki

Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki is an African speculative fiction writer, editor, and publisher in Nigeria. He won the Nebula award and is a multiple Hugo Award finalist. He has also won the Otherwise, Nommo, and British Fantasy awards and has been a finalist in the Locus, BSFA, & Sturgeon awards. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Strange Horizons, Galaxy’s Edge, Apex, Asimov’s, Tor.com, and more. He edited and published the Bridging Worlds non-fiction anthology, the first ever Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction anthology, and co-edited the Dominion and Africa Risen anthologies. He founded Jembefola Press and the Emeka Walter Dinjos Memorial
Award For Disability In Speculative Fiction. You can find him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/penprince_

Meg Elison

Meg Elison is a science fiction author and feminist essayist. Her debut, The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, won the 2014 Philip K. Dick award. She is a Hugo, Nebula, Sturgeon, and Otherwise awards finalist. In 2020, she published her first collection, Big Girl with PM Press, containing the Locus Award-winning novelette, “The Pill.” Elison’s first young adult novel, Find Layla was published in 2020 by Skyscape. Her thriller, Number One Fan, will be released by Mira Books in 2022. 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.

Sigrid Ellis

Sigrid Ellis is co–editor of the Hugo–nominated Queers Dig Time Lords
and Chicks Dig Comics anthologies. She edits the best–selling Pretty
Deadly from Image Comics. She was the flash–fiction editor of Queers
Destroy Science Fiction, from Lightspeed Press. She edited the
Hugo–nominated Apex Magazine for 2014. She lives with her partner,
their two homeschooled children, her partner’s boyfriend, and a host
of vertebrate and invertebrate pets in Saint Paul, MN.

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.

Louis Evans

Louis Evans has been a Star Wars superfan for as long as he can remember. His first published work of science fiction was an entry in the StarWars.com Databank: the Dornean Gunship. His other fiction has been published in Nature: Futures, Analog SF&F, Interzone, and more; his nonfiction has been in Blood Knife and The Toast (about how much he loves Star Wars, in fact). He’s online at evanslouis.com and tweets @louisevanswrite

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.

Tessa Fisher

Tessa Fisher is a PhD candidate and possibly the world’s only openly trans lesbian astrobiologist. When she’s not doing science, her hobbies include burlesque dancing, singing in her city’s LGBT women’s chorus, yoga, and writing LGBT-positive science fiction and fantasy. She and her wife currently reside in Tempe, AZ, along with a fairly aloof bearded dragon.

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