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Uncanny Authors

Katharine Duckett

Katharine Duckett is the guest fiction editor for the Disabled People Destroy Fantasy issue of Uncanny. She is also the author of Miranda in Milan, a Shakespearean fantasy novella debut that NPR calls “intriguing, adept, inventive, and sexy.” Her short fiction has appeared in Uncanny, Apex, PseudoPod, and Interzone, as well as various anthologies, including Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction. She is an advisory board member for The Octavia Project, a free program in Brooklyn that uses science fiction to encourage young women and nonbinary youth to dream big and empower them with skills to build alternative futures.

Tananarive Due

Tananarive Due is an American Book Award and NAACP Image Award-winning author who was an executive producer on Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror for Shudder. She is also a screenwriter. She and her husband, science fiction author Steven Barnes, co-wrote an upcoming episode for Season 2 of The Twilight Zone for CBS All Access and Monkeypaw Productions. Due is the author of several novels and a short story collection, Ghost Summer: Stories. She is also co-author of a civil rights memoir, Freedom in the Family: A Mother-Daughter Memoir of the Fight for Civil Rights (with her late mother, Patricia Stephens Due). In 2013, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award in the Fine Arts from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. She teaches Afrofuturism and Black Horror at UCLA. Her website is at tananarivedue.com

Margaret Dunlap

Margaret Dunlap’s short fiction has previously appeared in Shimmer, The Deadlands, and as part of the writing team behind the Locus-nominated e-book and audio serial Bookburners. In her day job as a television writer, her credits include Blade Runner: Black Lotus, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, The Middleman, and the Emmy-winning Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. She lives in Los Angeles, on the web at www.margaretdunlap.com, and on Twitter as @spyscribe.

Robin M. Eames

Robin M. Eames is a queer crip punk poet who is only mostly dead. Their work has been published by Cordite, Voiceworks, Ibis House, Archer, Red Room, GlitterShip, Strange Horizons, and Luna Station Quarterly, among others. They live on Gadigal land. You can find them online at robinmeames.org and @robinmarceline.

Jay Edidin

Jay Edidin is a writer, editor, podcaster, and internet whisperer; and a good card to pull out when your parents claim that knowing that Cyclops’s optic blasts aren’t lasers can’t net you a real job. He writes and edits comics, short fiction, and narrative nonfiction; knits fancy socks; and is marginally Internet Famous as half of the podcast Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men.

Greg van Eekhout

Greg van Eekhout writes science fiction and fantasy for all ages. His novels for adults include Norse Code and California Bones. His novels for young readers include Voyage of the Dogs and the upcoming release, Cog. He’s a two-time Nebula Award finalist. No wins. For more about him, visit his website at writingandsnacks.com and follow him on Twitter @gregvaneekhout.

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.

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