Born during the end to an era of institutional oppression, raised through the journey towards equity and freedom, Anike Kirsten has emerged a science fiction author who writes to highlight the issues that yet plague society. In struggles with intersectionality at the hands of inequality and privilege still present in South Africa, Anike uses her writing to provide a medium through which readers can relate, reflect on, and find hope in.
Eddie D. Moore travels extensively for work, and he spends much of that time listening to audio books. The rest of the time is spent dreaming of stories to write and he spends the weekends writing them. His stories have been published by Jouth Webzine, The Flash Fiction Press, Every Day Fiction, Theme of Absence, Devolution Z, and Fantasia Divinity Magazine.
Kiley Levinson is a young writer currently studying Creative and Professional Writing at Bangor University. She was an editor and contributor to Not Quite Airplanes, an anthology of amateur writing available on Amazon and editor of the booklet for the 2017 Bangor Student Media Showcase. She knows too much about grammar and magic systems, and not enough about how to be an adult or talk to people. Current projects include writing about zombies, fictional universes, and fire mages, knitting a massive scarf, and cross-stitching cats.
Jeremy Szal was born in 1995 in the outback of Australia and was raised by wild dingoes. His science-fiction and fantasy work has appeared in Nature, Abyss & Apex, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Tor.com, The Drabblecast, and has been translated into multiple languages. He is the fiction editor for Hugo-winning podcast StarShipSofa where he’s worked with authors such as George R. R. Martin, William Gibson, and Joe R. Lansdale. He’s completed multiple novels and is on the hunt for literary representation. He carves out a living in Sydney, Australia, where he consumes too much beer. Find him at http://jeremyszal.com/ or @JeremySzal
Berserk was published in Jupiter Diving and Other Short Reads in Science Fiction and Fantasy by Kate Rauner
Kate writes science fiction novels and science-inspired poetry. She’s also a retired engineer and Cold War Warrior (honestly, that's what Congress called them) because she worked in America's nuclear weapons complex. Much to her surprise, she has a second, unpaid career as a volunteer firefighter. She left the beautiful but crowded Front Range of Colorado to live on the edge of New Mexico's Gila National Forest with her husband, cats, llamas, and dog. She’s well on her way to achieving her life-goal of becoming an eccentric old woman.
First appeared in Splickety.
Donald Jacob Uitvlugt lives on neither coast of the United States, but mostly in a haunted memory palace of his own design. His short fiction has appeared in numerous print and online venues, including Cirsova magazine and the Flametree Publishing anthology Science Fiction Stories. He is also releasing a series of self-published stories for Kindle. Donald strives to write what he calls "haiku fiction," stories that are small in scope but big in impact. If you enjoyed "Space Opera," please let him know via his blog or via Twitter: @haikufictiondju.
Fanni Sütő is a writer in her mid-twenties. She writes in Hungarian and English; poems, flash fiction and countless unfinished novels. She tries to find the magical in the everyday and likes to spy on the secret life of cities and their inhabitants.
Read more from Fanni on her blog Ink Maps and Macarons or follow her on Instagram and Twitter @Fanni_Pumpkin.
Olga Werby, Ed.D., has a Doctorate from U.C. Berkeley with a focus on designing online learning experiences. She has a Master's degree from U.C. Berkeley in Education of Math, Science, and Technology. She has been creating computer-based projects since 1981 with organizations such as NASA (where she worked on the Pioneer Venus project), Addison-Wesley, and the Princeton Review. Olga has a B.A. degree in Mathematics and Astrophysics from Columbia University. She became an accidental science fiction indie writer about a decade ago, with her first book, "Suddenly Paris," which was based on then fairly novel idea of virtual universes. She writes about characters that rarely get represented in science fiction stories -- homeless kids, refugees, handicapped, autistic individuals -- the social underdogs of our world. Her stories are based in real science, which is admittedly stretched to the very limit of possible.
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Tamara Hecht is an author and monster movie enthusiast. She is working on her third book in a children’s series called Monsterville. Tamara loves nature, video games, ghost stories, and learning about other cultures. She would like to encourage people to write the books they wish existed.
Book 1 Welcome to Monsterville
Book 2 Music Room
Russell Hemmell is a statistician and social scientist from the U.K, passionate about astrophysics and speculative fiction. Recent stories in Not One of Us, SQ Mag, Strangelet, and others.
Read more on earthianhivemind.net or @SPBianchini.
M L Moos writes YA fantasy and is currently working on a magical trilogy featuring three young heroines and an undersea treasure hunt adventure. To learn more, go to her Facebook page.
She lives in Washington with her husband, two boys and one country cat with a cougar alter ego. When she's not writing or reading, she's either baking, volunteering at her church or watching Jane Austen movies to make up for the overabundance of testosterone. On the rare occasion she makes it out into public, though, she's always sure to be glamorous in her mom hair and yoga pants.
You can find her on Facebook @mlmoos or at her blog