Ki chard A. Lupoff's association with science fantasy is now in
its sixth decade. In the late '30s he was a (somewhat precocious) reader; in the '40s, a beginning collector; in the '50s
an active fan and convention-goer; and, since the 1960s, a pro.
His short stories have appeared in F&SF, Heavy Metal,
Amazing Stories, IASFM, Dude, and Mike Shayne's Mystery
Magazine. His forthcoming volumes include Lovecraft's Book
(Arkham House), Circumpolar! (Timescape), and Suji's End
Elizabeth A. Lynn is the author of several novels, including A
Different Light and the three books of The Chronicles of Tornor:
Watchtower (which won the World Fantasy Award), Dancers of
Arun, and The Northern Girl. Her short stories have appeared
in F&SF, IASFM, Millenial Women, Berkley Showcase, Amazons,
Basilisk, and Other Worlds. Her recent novel The Sardonyx Net
has attracted considerable praise.
Aubrey MacDermott started reading and collecting science
fiction on Christmas of 1919. In April 1928 he formed a SF fan
club, one of whose members was Forrest J Ackerman. He may
well be the first science fiction fan in America. In the spring of
1929, Ray Palmer, Walter Dennis, Aubrey Clements, Clifton
Amsbury and MacDermott formed the Science Correspondence Club, which in 1931 became the International Scientific
Association. He became the editor of the club's magazine,
Cosmology, in 1932, and published its last four issues. He
attended the first Westercon in Los Angeles in 1948 and has
been attending conventions ever since.
Dennis Mallonee has since mid-1981 been the publisher and
executive editor of Fantasy Book, a quarterly limited-press
magazine devoted to illustrated short fantasy fiction. He also
dabbles in gaming, and has recently put together a supplement for Champions, a role-playing game published by Hero
Games of San Mateo.
Adrienne Martine-Barnes, author of The Dragon Rises and
Never Speak of Love, attempts to masquerade as a Simple
Housewife. When that doesn't work, she creates costumes,
cooks large feasts, and studies nikko-bana, the art of cat
arrangement. She is currently completing a fantasy, The Fire
Sword, and a sequel to The Dragon Rises, The Lion Wakens.
Frederick J. Mayer is a poet whose talents extend into writing for the stage, radio-
drama, and music. Mayer won the 1982 and 1983 Balrog Awards for Best Poet, and
in 1982 he was awarded the Premio Internazionale 'la Gloire' in Rome. Mayer's first
book, Where Does the Real Go When It's Gone, has been used in schools throughout
the United States. Mayer is the producer/director/head writer for the Arkham
Theatre, which presents dramas of the macabre, fantasy, and science fiction. Mayer
was awarded the Gladys Wilson Children's Literature Grant for his surreal coloring
book manuscript The Adventures of Teddy in Wonder's Land and for his poetry
collection tentatively entitled Once Upon a Fantasy, set for release in October.
IT'S ABOUT TIME