David Brin's novella "The Postman" (IASFM, November 1982) is a Hugo nominee
this year. His first novel was Sundiver, and The Practice Effect and Star Tide Rising will
be out soon. Brin was one of the nominees for the Campbell Award last year.
In addition to writing, he works on projects involving the Space Shuttle at the
California Space Institute. He is also Secretary of S.F.W.A.
Charles N. Brown has been the editor and publisher of Locus, the newspaper of the
SF field, for over fifteen years. Locus has won the Hugo Award seven times. He has
edited two anthologies, Far Travellers and Alien Worlds, written review columns for
Cosmos and Odyssey, and was a regular reviewer for Asimov's. He still writes
Asimov's annual book summary, and a reprise of the year's events for Terry Carr's
"Best of the Year" anthologies.
Ed Bryant is, as far as can be determined, the only one-time ranch cowboy now
writing science fiction. Most of his work is short stories and has been collected in
such books as Among the Dead, Wyoming Sun, and Particle Theory. A new edition of
his adventurer-fantasy work Cinnabar was recently published by Bantam, and a real
science fiction novel, Kingdom by the Sea, is being completed for Timescape.
Caradoc Cador has been publishing short stories, primarily high fantasy of a Celtic
character, since the mid-70s. His work has appeared in F&SF, Dragon fields, Fantasy
Tales, the DAW Year's Best Fantasy, Greyhaven, and the Dutch language anthology
Shangri-La. Current projects include several short pieces, most of which are science
fiction, and a mainstream novel set in the Bay Area in 1967 and 1968.
Terry Carr's writing includes the novel Cirque and a collection of short stories, The
Light at the End of the Universe. He is currently working on a new novel for Timescape, and editing a new series of Science Fiction Specials as well as three series' of
anthologies: Universe, The Best Science Fiction of the Year, and Fantasy Annual.
Mike Conner's work covers a variety of settings and subjects. He'll tackle anything
that interests him: suspense, horror, political intrigue, and, yes, even fantasy. His
work appears regularly in F&SF. A novel, / Am Not the Other Houdini, was
published in 1978; another, Groupmind, should be forthcoming from Berkley.
Sonni Cooper has crossed over many fields and interests in her career, from fine
arts and anthropology to Star Trek, as script consultant and advisor for The Wrath of
Kahn, and a novel, Black Fire (Pocket). She is currently working on a fantasy novel,
Ankh, a science fiction novel, Born of Earth and Sky, a script, The Seventh Day, a novel
about a contemporary Pueblo Indian family, People of the Earth, and short stories.
Ellen Datlow worked her way up to become fiction editor of Omni magazine, one
of the most prestigious publications in the field.
Grania Davis has travelled throughout the world, and her travels provide the basis
for much of her writing. She is best known for her fantasy novel, The Rainbow
Annals, which is based on Tibetan legends. A new fantasy novel set in Bali,
Moonbird, will be published by Doubleday, and her novelette "What Happened on
Cranberry Road" is scheduled to appear in Amazing soon.
Jon DeCles' first SF story was published in F&SF in 1963. In addition to writing, he
was with the Renaissance Pleasure Faire as an actor and director for fifteen years,
and has portrayed many characters, including Mark Twain (once for eight hours a
day, seven days a week for three months) and Edgar Allen Poe. He was the Ghost
and the Player King in Patricia Leslie's celebrated extraterrestrial production of
Hamlet. He is working on a new Thingumology, The Piswyck Papers, featuring the
Particolored Unicorn, from which he will be reading at Westercon.