Contributors

Coordinator – Sarah Goslee

is a knowledge-based lifeform. Even knowing the potential pitfalls she’d choose immortality in a flash, just to have time to get through the read-me pile and figure everything out. That remarkably large stack includes works on botany, medieval astronomy, multivariate statistics and fiber arts, plus whatever the current obsession is. Sarah works as an ecologist studying agricultural biodiversity, a job that comes with summers spent outside being chased by cows and winters indoors writing papers.

She can be found online at http://www.sarahgoslee.com.

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Founder – Kay Holt

is Co-founder and Editor of Crossed Genres Publications. She lives outside Boston with her giant husband, their genius child, and two monstrous cats. She loves science and art, and uses both in her writing. She plans to save the world, someday.

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Ryan Anderson

Anderson is a PhD student at Cornell University. He shoots rocks with lasers and looks for good places to land on Mars in preparation for the Mars Science Laboratory mission. Apparently not satisfied with the lasers and spaceships that are part of his day job, he also is an avid speculative fiction reader, gamer, and writer. He blogs about science and space exploration at The Martian Chronicles, and about the real-world science in the computer game Starcraft at The Science of Starcraft.

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Amanda Barrett

is a gamer and a grad student studying Microbiology with a degree in Psychology. She has devoured science fiction and fantasy novels, movies and comics since she was tall enough to reach the shelves they were on at the library. In her spare time she writes, gardens, enjoys the outdoors and plays Dungeons and Dragons.

Blog: http://capableofcriticalthinking.blogspot.com
Email: bacteriawrangler@gmail.com

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L. Blankenship


is the alternate identity of a mild-mannered graphic designer who writes both hard science fiction and gritty fantasy adventures. She blogs at Notes from the Jovian Frontier, and also contributes to Unicorn Bell.

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Nathalie Boisard-Beudin

is a middle aged French woman living in Rome, Italy. She has more hobbies than spare time, alas – reading, cooking, writing, painting and photography – so hopes that her technical colleagues at the European Space Agency will soon come up with a solution to that problem by stretching the fabric of time. Either that or send her up to write about the travels and trials of the International Space Station, the way this was done for the exploratory missions of old. Clearly the woman is a dreamer.

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Peter Cawdron

Cawdron Peter Cawdron was born and raised in New Zealand, lived in the US and Scotland for several years, before settling in Australia in the mid 90s.

Peter writes science fiction, specializing in action/adventure and hard science novels. His debut novel, Anomaly, jumped into the top 100 best sellers for High Tech Science Fiction within days of being released and rose into the top 10 for over a month. With over a hundred review comments, from a wide variety of perspectives, Anomaly continues to stir the imagination of readers.

Galactic Exploration represents a return to the classic science fiction of the 50s, with a series of related novellas making up a grand story of exploration. His latest book, Monsters, was dedicated to the National Year of Reading, and examines the role of reading in a dystopian setting. You can find his books at http://www.amazon.com/Peter-Cawdron/e/B00600L9FO/

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M.G. Ellington

Ellington By day, M.G. Ellington crunches numbers in Winston-Salem, NC. By night, she plays with words in Greensboro, NC where she lives with her family.

Her story “Dream Catcher” is now published in Northern Haunts: 100 Terrifying New England Tales. She is a regular contributor to the Apex Book Company Blog, and is the founding member of a writing community, Lobo_Luna, on LiveJournal.com.

To find out more about M.G. Ellington please visit her website, http://mgellington.wordpress.com/.

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Jaym Gates

finds irrational psychological terror fascinating, so she became a slush reader and forum administrator of a writer’s group. She is an intern and writer with Fantasy Magazine, and a proud member of Outer Alliance.

She writes horror and dark fantasy that focuses on the fringe, the villain and the sociopath, and is currently wrapping up a novel of horrific fantasy.

She can be found at Fifthwind Forums, her website (http://jaymgates.moonfruit.com/) or her blog (http://mornara.wordpress.com/)

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Sarah Hendrix

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Calvin Johnson

has had half a dozen stories published in venues such as Analog and Realms of Fantasy. His current crop of stories fall into the category of “theophantic space-slum opera.” He is also a professor of physics, specializing in nuclear physics and astrophysics, and teaches classes ranging from graduate quantum mechanics to general education courses on science and science fiction. His lecture notes on science and science fiction can be found at http://www.physics.sdsu.edu/~johnson/ns310/lectures.html.

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Peggy Kolm

combined her years of training in the biosciences with decades of reading and watching science fiction to create the Biology in Science Fiction web site.

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Bart R. Leib

is Co-founder and Editor for Crossed Genres Publications.

Bart’s fiction has been published in M-Brane SF magazine (August 2010) and in the anthology Beauty Has Her Way from Dark Quest Books (2011). His nonfiction has been published by Fantasy Magazine. He is a regular contributor to Science in My Fiction.

Bart lives in a suburb of Boston with his wife Kay, their son Baz, and two cats, Romeo & Scout. He has more active projects than he has fingers. His website is http://subvertthespace.com/bartleib.

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MJ Locke

is an engineer and author of the YA science fiction novel Up Against It.
Blog: http://feralsapient.com/

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Heather McDougal


is a writer and educator living in Northern California. She won a Writers of the Future award in 2009 and has had work in anthologies, magazines and podcasts since then. Her novel, Songs for a Machine Age, comes out in November 2012 from Hadley Rille Books. She attended Viable Paradise in 2007, and has received grants and residencies for her writing, as well as high praise for her eclectic blog, Cabinet of Wonders.

Blog: http://cabinet-of-wonders.blogspot.com/

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Lisa Nohealani Morton


was born and raised in Honolulu, but currently lives in Washington, DC. By day she is a mild-mannered database wrangler, computer programmer, and all-around data geek, and by night she writes science fiction, fantasy, and combinations of the two. Her short fiction has appeared in Lightspeed Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, and in the award-winning anthology Hellebore and Rue, and her poetry has appeared in Strange Horizons and Star*Line. She is @lnmorton on Twitter.

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Vince O’Connor

Vince O’Connor is a lover of all things science and technology, and has been a published writer since fourth grade, when his poem about protozoa was first published. He has written articles for magazines including A+, inCider, Compute!, Inside dBASE, Inside QuickBASIC, DBMS, Data Based Advisor, and Computer User, as well as a regular computer column for Computer User Magazine and The Babbitt Weekly News. When he’s not writing or working at his day job on computers and websites, he can often be found acting or directing in local theater and connecting with family and friends in person and across the Interwebs.


Oné R. Pagán

is a pharmacologist/neurobiologist with a tad of physics envy and a self-described bookworm; also, he was a nerd before it became fashionable. As expected from a contributor to “Science in my Fiction” he is an unapologetic science fiction fan.

A non-traditional student, he has a degree in General Natural Sciences from the University of Puerto Rico and a Master’s degree in Biochemistry, also from UPR. He has a PhD in Pharmacology with a strong emphasis in Neurobiology from Cornell University, which he earned a couple of months after turning 14,600 days old. His research is on the behavioral pharmacology of flatworms (yes, there is such a scientific field). He is also very interested on sharing science with non-scientists. Although well-published in professional journals, it was only recently when he got the popular science writing bug and is having a lot of fun with it!

He lives with his family in an undisclosed location.

Blog: Baldscientist

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Anassa Rhenisch

was raised on a steady diet of science fiction, fantasy, creativity, and science. She shares her mind with dinosaurs, astronomy, myths, ancient civilizations, hominids, magic, superpowers, language, quantum physics, and mad science, and loves the idea of living in the future, largely because of the world’s daily scientific advances. Anassa is currently crafting a novel and runs a blog on applying recent science to speculative fiction.

Blog: http://specnology.blogspot.com
Website: http://anassarhenisch.wordpress.com
Email: anassa.rhenisch@gmail.com

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Jen Sabado


grew up in a household surrounded by her parents’ D&D miniatures and her mother’s extensive sci-fi/fantasy book collection. A love for the history of life led her through a variety of fields: biology and genetics, archaeology and anthropology, and paleontology and geology. She currently combines all of these things with a wide range of interests that include fantasy, sci-fi, writing, art, food politics, and keeping entirely too many pets in the house. She idolizes Rachel Carson and Stephen Jay Gould, and
maintains the blogs Suburbivore and Updates from the Age of Man in her spare time.

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Paul Schroeer-Hannemann

recently earned his undergraduate degree in Cellular/Molecular Biology from Wisconsin. He has Asperger’s syndrome and a blog that no one reads.

Blog: Ideas of an Aspergarian Futurist

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Juliette Wade

has turned her degrees in Anthropology, Japanese, Linguistics and Education into finely honed weapons in the battle against stubborn prose. Her stories in Analog Science Fiction and Fact feature cultural and linguistic clashes with aliens who have their own unique points of view. She further applies her fascination with culturally based judgments when creating fantasy stories set in Japan, and stories set in her own intricate world of Varin. She lives in California with a marvelous Aussie husband and two wonderful children who inspire her every day.

Blog: http://talktoyouniverse.blogspot.com
Email: info@juliettewade.com

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Former Contributors


Monica Young

wrote for SiMF while a post-doctoral researcher in astronomy at Penn State, but has moved on to other things.

Blog: http://starsandspice.tumblr.com

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Athena Andreadis

arrived in the US from Greece at 18 to pursue biochemistry and astrophysics as a scholarship student at Harvard, then MIT. She conducts basic molecular neurobiology research in brain function but has never given up her interest in cosmology.

When not conjuring in the lab, Athena writes stories and essays, a skill she developed as an unexpected benefit of chronic insomnia. Her works can be found in Crossed Genres, Strange Horizons, Huffington Post, H+ Magazine, and her blog.

Athena has always wondered about extraterrestrial life and the future of humanity. Combining these interests, she wrote To Seek Out New Life: The Biology of Star Trek. She plans to write more books, if only she can find the time.

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