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Uncanny Authors

Karen Osborne

Karen Osborne lives in Baltimore, MD, with two violins, an autoharp, a theremin, three cameras, a husband, and a bonkers orange cat. Her short fiction appears in Escape Pod, Robot Dinosaurs, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Fireside, and Uncanny. Her debut novel, Architects of Memory, will be published in 2020 by Tor. She emcees the Charm City Spec reading series, plays the fiddle in a ceilidh band, and once won a major event filmmaking award for shooting and editing a Klingon wedding trailer. You can find her on Twitter at @karenthology.

Mark Oshiro

What if you could re–live the experience of reading a book (or watching a show) for the first time? Mark Oshiro provides just such a thing on a daily basis on Mark Reads and Mark Watches, where he chronicles his unspoiled journey through various television and book series. Since 2009, Mark has been subjecting himself to the emotional journey that one takes when they enter a fictional world for the first time. He mixes textual analysis, confessional blogging, and humor to analyze fiction that usually makes him cry and yell on camera. All of this earned Mark a Hugo Award nomination in the Fan Writer category in 2013 and 2014, and he has no plans on stopping. He was the nonfiction editor of Queers Destroy Science Fiction! and the co–editor of Speculative Fiction 2015. He is the President of Con or Bust, a non–profit that helps fans of color attend SFF conventions. His first novel, a YA contemporary about police brutality, is in need of an agent and will make you feel lots of things. His life goal: to pet every dog in the world.

Anya Ow

Anya was born in Singapore and has Hainanese, Peranakan, and Hakka ancestry. She moved to Melbourne to practice law for a few years. Anya now works in an ad agency as a designer and as the chief briber of studio dogs. Her first novel, The Firebird’s Tale, was published in 2016. Anya’s short stories have appeared in venues such as Strange Horizons, Daily SF, and Aurealis. She can be found on Twitter @anyasy.

Greg Pak

Greg Pak is a writer and filmmaker best known for his feature film Robot Stories and for writing over 550 comic books, including classic series like Planet Hulk, Darth Vader, Mech Cadet Yu, and Ronin Island. He wrote The Princess Who Saved Herself, the beloved children’s book based on the song by Jonathan Coulton, and recently released I Belong to You / Motherland, an illustrated book of poetry set to music by Inversion Ensemble. Pak co-created the Marvel characters Amadeus Cho with artist Takeshi Miyazawa and Wave with artist Leinil Yu. For more, please visit gregpak.com.

Ada Palmer

Ada Palmer’s acclaimed Terra Ignota series (Tor Books) explores a future of borderless nations and globally commixing populations; its fourth and last volume Perhaps the Stars is due out September 2021. She teaches history at the University of Chicago, studying the Renaissance, Enlightenment, and radical freethought, and is currently working on a book on censorship and the impact of information revolutions on censorship methods. She composes music including the Viking mythology cycle Sundown: Whispers of Ragnarok, studies anime/manga, especially Osamu Tezuka, post-WWII manga and feminist manga, consults for anime and manga publishers, and blogs at ExUrbe.com.

Ada Palmer and Jo Walton

Ada Palmer’s acclaimed Terra Ignota series (Tor Books) explores a future of borderless nations and globally commixing populations; its fourth and last volume Perhaps the Stars is due out September 2021. She teaches history at the University of Chicago, studying the Renaissance, Enlightenment, and radical freethought, and is currently working on a book on censorship and the impact of information revolutions on censorship methods. She composes music including the Viking mythology cycle Sundown: Whispers of Ragnarok, studies anime/manga, especially Osamu Tezuka, post-WWII manga and feminist manga, consults for anime and manga publishers, and blogs at ExUrbe.com.

Jo Walton is a science fiction and fantasy writer who has published four poetry collections, two collections of nonfiction pieces, one short story collection, and fifteen novels, most recently Or What You Will. She won the World Fantasy Award in 2004 for Tooth and Claw and the Hugo and Nebula Awards in 2012 for Among Others. She blogs about older science fiction on Tor.com. She comes from Wales but lives in Montreal where the food and books are much better. She likes reading, writing, travel, live theatre, and science fiction conventions, and is finding this pandemic exceedingly trying.

Eva Papasoulioti

Eva Papasoulioti is a writer of speculative fiction and poetry. She lives in Athens, Greece, and translates words for a living. Her work has appeared in Syntax & Salt, Abyss & Apex, The Future Fire, and elsewhere. You can find her on twitter @epapasoulioti and on her blog plothopes.com.

Gwendolyn Paradice

Gwendolyn Paradice is a member of the Cherokee Nation, and her nonfiction has earned nominations for both the Pushcart and Best American Essay. Her nonfiction, fiction, and poetry have appeared in Assay, Crab Orchard Review, Fourth River, Booth, and others. She retains a MA in Nonfiction from the University of North Texas, a MFA from Bennington College, and is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Missouri. She specializes in genre-bending, speculative writing, and the study of folkloristics and global anglophone literature.

Dominik Parisien

Dominik Parisien is the author of the poetry collection Side Effects May Include Strangers and the co-editor of Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction with Elsa Sjunneson and The Mythic Dream, Robots VS Fairies, and The Starlit Wood with Navah Wolfe. Dominik is a disabled, bisexual French Canadian. He lives in Hamilton, ON.

Anjali Patel

Anjali is a Black and South Asian computer whisperer and speculative fiction writer. She writes to explore queerness, agency, ancestral severance, convoluted mythologies of her own devising, and the stars. She lives with a grizzled dog who offered to teach her magic in exchange for free New York City rent. Find her at anjali.fyi or on Twitter @anjapatel.

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