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 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 is a science fiction writer and game dev from North Carolina. She lives with her partner and one very large cat.
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.
Grace P. Fong is a narrative designer at Wizards of the Coast, specializing in art writing for Magic: The Gathering. She has also worked as an award-winning cover illustrator for speculative fiction magazines and anthologies.
Sarah Gailey is a Hugo Award Winning and Bestselling author of speculative fiction, short stories, and essays. They have been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards for multiple years running. Their bestselling adult novel debut, Magic For Liars, was published by Tor Books in 2019. Their most recent novel, The Echo Wife, and first original comic book series with BOOM! Studios, Eat the Rich, are available now. Their shorter works and essays have been published in Mashable, The Boston Globe, Vice, Tor.com, and the Atlantic. Their work has been translated into seven different languages and published around the world. You can find links to their work at sarahgailey.com and on social media at @gaileyfrey.
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Neil’s poem “The Mushroom Hunters” was awarded the Rhysling Award for SF poetry, Best Long Poem 2018. His 2019 poem “What You Need to Be Warm” was made into an animated film to help refugees in 2020. He will one day collect all his poetry into a book.
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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 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.