The SFFWorld anthologies bring together established authors and rising talents, with the recognisability of the former offering greater exposure for the latter. This year we’re proud to be working with some great professionals, while the amateurs are defying that label with their contributions.
Lauren Beukes is an award-winning, internationally best-selling author of hybrid crime thrillers which incorporate science fiction, fantasy and horror. Her books have been translated into 26 languages, and she also writes comics, screenplays, TV shows and journalism.
Tobias S. Buckell
Born in the Caribbean, Tobias S. Buckell is a New York Times Bestselling author. His fiction has been translated into 17 languages, and he has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, Prometheus and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Science Fiction Author.
Ken Liu is an author and translator of speculative fiction, as well as a lawyer and programmer. A winner of the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy awards, he has been published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov’s, Analog, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, and Strange Horizons, among other places.
Born in Liverpool, raised in Canada, Matthew Hughes is a writer of fantasy, suspense and science fiction, winner of the Crime Writers of Canada’s Arthur Ellis Award, and has been shortlisted for the Aurora, Nebula, Philip K. Dick, Endeavour, A.E. Van Vogt, and Derringer Awards.
Stephen Palmer lives in Shropshire, England, and is the author of nine SFF novels and various short stories, many of them explicitly (and/or figuratively) examining ecological issues. He is also a proud vegetarian, which he considers the most simple, effective and delicious way to combat environmental destruction.
A former experiential educator turned stay-at-home dad. Daniel Ausema writes fiction and poetry with a speculative slant, and has appeared in such venues as Strange Horizons, Dreams & Nightmares, Perihelion SF, Three-Lobed Burning Eye, The Journal of Unlikely Architecture and Daily Science Fiction, to name but a few.
A native of Naples, Florida, Victor Espinosa is a teacher and a story junky, one who takes his fix from whatever source is available: books, movies, games, TV series, plays, anime and manga, music, interpretive dance, and good old-fashioned camp fire tales. He’s recently started dealing his own stuff too.
Andrew Leon Hudson
An improper Englishman often to be found in Spain, Andrew Leon Hudson began writing full-time partly to appear as unemployed as everyone else in the country, partly to lead a fulfilling life. He has the diverse employment history every novelist’s bio demands — now he just needs the best-seller.
Kurt Hunt’s fiction recently appeared in Fantasy Scroll magazine and is forthcoming in Strange Horizons and Kaleidotrope. A lawyer and home-schooling parent who struggles to find any time to squeeze in the writing, on good days he dreams of cross-country road trips with his family. On bad days, he dreams of moving them all to a cabin in the woods and never seeing anyone else again — but at least he’d have more time to write.
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Christina Klarenbeek lives on a remote Canadian farm where (though she cannot prove it) she once encountered an actual, no-kidding, bottom-of-the-garden-style fairy. Like Conan Doyle, she genuinely believes it. Unlike Conan Doyle, the magic of that experience has influenced her writing ever since.
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Growing up near England’s notoriously leaky Sellafield nuclear power plant, Jonathan Laidlow has one good leg, one good eye, one good ear and a secret love of suits (just not the radiation-proof kind, unfortunately). A devotee of the work of Gene Wolfe, he maintains Ultan’s Library, a web resource for articles about that esteemed grand master.
Igor Ljubuncic is a physicist by vocation, a Linux geek by profession, and has been writing since an early age. A veteran of two previous SFFWorld anthologies, his last story for us, The Girl with the Flaxen Hair, was nominated for a Sidewise Award at the 2015 World Sci-Fi Convention.
P. J. Richards
P. J. Richards is a self-employed artist, married mum of three, and founder member of Bowlore, a medieval archery group. Her World War One short story “No Man’s Land” was published in Unsung Stories, and she continues to write while she collects rejections on her first novel, a contemporary fantasy.
An ex-librarian and ex-cocktail waitress, by day Rebecca Schwarz is a mild-mannered Editorial Assistant for a scientific journal. By night she writes science fiction and fantasy stories which have appeared in Bourbon Pen, Daily Science Fiction and Interzone, amongst others.