Janet Gluckman is the author of the highly-praised Rite of the Dragon, set in her
native South Africa. She is now working on a new novel, The Dance of the Python.
Stephen Goldin has more than 20 books to his credit, including A World Called
Solitude and The Eternity Brigade. He has taught courses in writing science fiction
and is co-author of The Business of Being a Writer. He is the author of the Family
d'Alembert series originally created by "Doc" Smith, the latest of which is Eclipsing
Binaries (#8). He has recently completed The Omicron Invasion (#9) and the novel
Mindsearch, a sequel to Mindflight. He is currently working on The Shrine of Sarafiq,
the first book in an Arabian Nights fantasy trilogy.
Lisa Goldstein's first novel, The Red Magician, came out in January 1982 from
Pocket/Timescape and went on to win the American Book Award for Best Original
Paperback this year. She has also been nominated for the John W. Campbell Award
for Best New Writer. She has just returned from Europe, where she was doing
research for a novel which takes place in Paris (and having a good time).
Sherry M. Gottlieb is the owner of A Change of Hobbit in Santa Monica, the
oldest and largest speculative fiction bookstore in the world, which she opened in
1972. She was special Guest of Honor at Westercon 32 and Program Coordinator
for "Escape Velocity: Exploring the Worlds of Speculative Fiction" for UCLA
Extension in the spring of 1982.
James Gurney's award-wirming imaginative illustrations have been featured on
paperback book jackets, magazine covers, and in motion pictures. After working in
illustration and advertising throughout high school, he continued his studied at UC
Berkeley and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Since then he has
balanced an active career in illustration with travelling and on-the-spot sketching.
George Guthridge lives in an isolated Yupik Eskimo village on an island 36 miles
from Siberia. A 1982 Hugo and Nebula finalist, he has published over 50 stories,
with sales to Analog, Asimov's, F&SF, Galileo, Pulpsmith, Alien Encounters, Aliens and
Outworlders, and Year's Best. His most recent pieces include "Legacy" (January
F&SF), "Evolutions" (August F&SF) and Revenge Rides High, a fantasy western
forthcoming in October. He is currently collaborating on an alternate-worlds novel
with Janet Gluckman.
Joel Hagen is noted for his meticulous recreations of alien skulls and skeletons in
ceramics and mixed 3-D materials which have won him a number of art awards at
major conventions. His work has been featured in the Japanese magazine Uchusen,
in Heavy Metal, and in Smithsonian Magazine. He has been prominent in the World-
Building Movement and is founder of the United Planets Xenoarcheological Society.
Barbara Hambly's first novel, Time of the Dark (Volume One of the Darwath
Trilogy), came out in May of 1982. In addition to the other two volumes of the
trilogy, The Walls of Air and the recently published Armies of Daylight, she has also
written a historical whodunit titled The Quirinal Hill Affair. Her fourth fantasy, The
Ladies uj Vlandrigyn, is already in the works at Ballantine/Del Rey.
Elizabeth Harrod has published four books of poetry, Seascape with Snow, Peeling the
Zebra, Imago, and The Mama Poems, and has had poetry in a variety of magazines,
including Plexus and Owlflight. She has edited the Poetalk Quarterly and was the
winner of the Unitarian Universalists' Annual Prize for a poem on the human
spirit She gives poetry workshops and is currently putting together two new
books of poetry, The Hurricane Countenance and The Book of the Prophet Elizabeth.
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