Norman E. Hartman has read SF since about age 12, and published his first story in
1951 in an Australian zine. His stories have sold to Galaxy, Creative Computing,
Asimov's Micro-Cosmic Tales anthology, and Cyn Mason's Wet Visions. He is now
marketing several novels. His current ambition is to publish his own SF/F magazine, and show the world how it really should be done.
Richard C. Hoagland has served as a consultant to NASA and JPL and worked for
Radio Physics Inc. on the Voyager transmissions. He is now a free-lance consultant
and science writer, with credits in Analog and Science Digest. He divides his time
between pursuit of the mystery of "The Thing in the Rings" of Saturn, and being
chairman of the California Space Caucus which is now sponsoring the gathering of
signatures for the Space Initiative (which would recommend the establishment of a
permanent Space Station within the next decade).
Dean Ing's novel Systemic Shock was a best-seller, and sequels are planned. He has
sold six novels and a collection of stories, and has had short stories in Omni, Analog,
Destinies, and Road and Track. His most recent novel is titled Pulling Through.
Richard Kadrey sold his first TV script to "Saturday Morning". He has also been an
artist, a professional musician, and a stand-up comic. He is now working on a
science fiction novel.
Kelson is well known in costume circles as a designer and costumer who will tackle
anything. He has won a number of convention masquerade awards, and his
costumes have been featured in productions of the Lamplighters, the Oakland
Opera Company, and the Mills College Drama Department. For several years he
worked as a costumer and actor at the Renaissance Pleasure and Dickens Faires.
Victor Koman, the author of that infamous send-up of erotic novels—Saucer Sluts
—sold his first story to a magazine called New Libertarian Notes in 1976. He sold to
Galaxy just before it folded (no causal connection implied) and with Teny Zuber
co-wrote educational SF cassettes for Roger Elwood. His contribution to the "John
Cleve" Spaceways saga, Jonuta Rising, will be published by Berkley in September.
Koman is currently writing another Spaceways novel and gathering the oddest
collection of rejection slips for a "theological suspense novel" The Jehovah Contract.
Katherine Kurtz is best known for her popular Deryni and Camber trilogies. She
has also written a mainstream occult novel, The Lammas Option, dealing with the
magical defense of Britain during World War II, which will appear next fall.
Marc Laidlaw served in the Great War to mild critical acclaim. His treatise on the
database publishing properties of cryogenic lithium halide crystals is considered
the standard pamphlet on the subject. In an attempt to keep from boring people, he
has sold fantastic and mainstream fiction to Omni, The Best SF of the Year, F&SF,
Shadows, and New Terrors. He is currently cartooning a novel.
Fritz Leiber was born in 1911 on Christmas Eve. He majored in philosophy at the
University of Chicago, where he was also captain of the fencing team. In the
summers he toured the country with his father's Shakespearean Theatre Company,
playing roles such as Mercutio and Horatio. Leiber is best known, however, for his
long list of award-winning novels and short stories. His novels include The
Wanderer, A Specter is Haunting Texas, Our Lady of Darkness, and The Big Time, which
won the Hugo and has been recently adapted for the stage by Jim Tucker. The most
famous of his many short stories are those in the Fahfrd and Grey Mouser series.
His time travel stories have recently been collected in The Change Wars.