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Uncanny Authors

Avi Silver

Avi Silver is a spec fic author (Sãoni Cycle), editor (Augur Magazine), poet, and co-founder of The Shale Project. Find their short fiction in Common Bonds: An Aromantic Speculative Anthology, and more of their poetry in Strange Horizons. Learn more at mxavisilver.com or on Twitter @thescreambean.

Steven H Silver

Steven H Silver is a sixteen-time Hugo Award nominee and was the publisher of the Hugo-nominated fanzine Argentus as well as the editor and publisher of ISFiC Press for 8 years. He has also edited books for DAW and NESFA Press. He began publishing short fiction in 2008, and his most recently published story is “Webinar: Web Sites” in the anthology The Tangled Web. He has maintained a bibliography of Jewish Science Fiction since the 1990s and wrote the article on Jewish Science Fiction for the Encyclopedia of American Jewish History.

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Lizy Simonen

Lizy Simonen is an SF/F novelist and poet. Originally from the American Midwest, Lizy moved to Scotland and married a Finn who introduced her to Kalevala, the national epic of Finland. Her current projects include a science-fantasy novel inspired by Kalevala, a TTRPG set in 800 AD Scotland, and a Master’s in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. You can find Lizy on Twitter (@LizySimonen) and at her website lizysimonen.com.

Vandana Singh

Vandana Singh is an Indian science fiction writer and professor of physics currently inhabiting the Boston area. Her stories have been published in numerous venues, including reprints in several Year’s Best volumes. Her second anthology of short fiction, Ambiguity Machines and Other Stories will be out from Small Beer Press in February 2018. This story is her humble tribute to Premendra Mitra (1904-1988) a renowned Indian SF writer, and was first published in an earlier short story collection, The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet (Zubaan/ Penguin India 2008). For more about her, see vandana-writes.com.

Chiara Situmorang

Chiara Situmorang is a writer, editor, and admirer of the moon. Her work has appeared in Crow & Cross Keys, Perspektif, and Dwelling Literary, among others. She lives in Jakarta with her three little poodles. You can find her talking to herself on Twitter @chiarastmrng.

Elsa Sjunneson

Two-time Hugo award winner Elsa Sjunneson is a Deafblind hurricane in a vintage dress. Her work has been published internationally, from CNN to metro.co.uk and beyond. Her memoir, Being Seen, has been praised as a “riotous blend of memoir and cultural criticism”. In addition to writing, Sjunneson is a disability rights activist with a sharp eye for inclusion. She lives in Seattle, with a cat who hunts ghosts for fun.

Elsa Sjunneson & Dominik Parisien

Elsa Sjunneson is a deafblind speculative fiction writer and editor. Her nonfiction work can be found in The Boston Globe, Fireside, Uncanny, and Tor.com. She is the managing editor of Hugo Finalist magazine Fireside. Dominik Parisien is an editor, writer, and poet. His work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. He also co-edited, with Navah Wolfe, The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales and Robots vs Fairies.

photo collage of Elsa Sjunneson-Henry, Lynne M. Thomas, Michael Damian Thomas, and Michi Trota

Elsa Sjunneson, Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, and Michi Trota

Nonfiction Editor Elsa Sjunneson is a Hugo Award-winning author and editor, and the first deafblind person to win a Hugo Award. She was the Guest Co-Editor-in-Chief of Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction, where she edited the nonfiction section. Her own nonfiction writing has appeared on CNN Opinion, Tor.com, Fireside, and The Boston Globe. She teaches about disability in fiction on a regular basis. She has an MA in Women’s History from Sarah Lawrence College, where she learned how to write a killer polemic. You can find her talking about being deafblind, having a guide dog, and liking bats @snarkbat on Twitter, and on her website snarkbat.com.

Publishers & Editors-in-Chief Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas guide the four-time Hugo and Parsec Award-winning Uncanny Magazine. Eight-time Hugo Award winner Lynne M. Thomas was the Editor-in-Chief of Apex Magazine (2011-2013). She co-edited the Hugo Award-winning Chicks Dig Time Lords (with Tara O’Shea) as well as Whedonistas (with Deborah Stanish) and Chicks Dig Comics (with Sigrid Ellis). Along with being a five-time Hugo Award-winner, Michael Damian Thomas was the former Managing Editor of Apex Magazine (2012-2013), co-edited the Hugo-nominated Queers Dig Time Lords (Mad Norwegian Press, 2013) with Sigrid Ellis, and co-edited Glitter & Mayhem (Apex Publications, 2013), with John Klima and Lynne M. Thomas. Together, Lynne and Michael won the Best Editor: Short Form Hugo Award in 2018. Also, they solve mysteries.

Managing Editor & Nonfiction Editor Michi Trota is a four-time Hugo Award-winning writer and editor, and the first Filipina to win a Hugo Award. Michi has been published in The Book Smugglers, The Establishment, and Invisible: An Anthology of Representation in SF/F, and the text writer for the 2018-2019 exhibit Worlds Beyond Here: Expanding the Universe of APA Science Fiction at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle, WA. She’s spoken at C2E2, the Chicago Humanities Festival, and on NPR. She served five years as a member of the Chicago Nerd Social Club’s Board of Organizers, including two years as Board President. She is also a professional fire spinner, often performing with the fire/flow+bellydance showcase, Raks Geek. She can often be found on Twitter at @geekmelange posting about publishing, pop culture, Filipina identity, food, her cats, and often yelling about The Good Place.

Elsa Sjunneson & Merc Fenn Wolfmoor

Elsa Sjunneson & Merc Fenn Wolfmoor are the minds behind Raptor Novelist. Separately, Sjunneson has had work published in FiresideUncanny, several anthologies, and The Boston Globe; Wolfmoor’s works have appeared in Lightspeed, Nightmare, Uncanny, Apex, Fireside, and others. This is their first collaboration. Wolfmoor is a Nebula Award finalist and a non-binary autistic person. Sjunneson is the Managing Editor of the Hugo Award finalist magazine, Fireside, and a queer and deafblind woman.

Cynthia So

Cynthia So was born in Hong Kong and lives in London. Her work has appeared in GlitterShip, Anathema, and Arsenika, and is forthcoming in Strange Horizons. She is also one of the new voices in Proud, an anthology of LGBTQ+ YA stories, poems, and art by LGBTQ+ creators, published by Stripes in March 2019. She can be found on Twitter @cynaesthete.

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