Beth Meacham has been in publishing for several years and is now science fiction
editor at the Berkley Publishing Group. She is also co-author of Reader's Guide to
Fantasy and Reader's Guide to Science Fiction.
Craig Miller, of Con Artists in Los Angeles, has been involved in the marketing of
films including Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, Superman II, Altered States,
Excalibur, and, most recently, The Dark Crystal. He has also been involved in the
development of packages for independent producers. Miller is also an active fan
who is currently serving as Chairman of the Board of the Los Angeles Science
Fantasy Society and Co-Chairman of next year's Worldcon.
Ron Montana has published five novels, two of which could have been termed SF:
The Sign of the Thunderbird and The Cathedral Option. He has appeared in numerous
anthologies, Alien Encounters, Microcosmic Tales, and most of the SF magazines. He
has optioned two scripts and is currently working on another film and a new novel.
Raylyn Moore's first story was published in Esquire in 1954. Since then, her stories
have appeared in F&SF, Cosmos, Harper's Showcase, and other magazines, and in
anthologies such as Cassandra Rising and The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes. She will
also have a story in the (still) forthcoming Last Dangerous Visions. Her books include
a biography of L. Frank Baum (Wonderful Wizard, Marvelous Land), and the SF novel
What Happened to Emily Goode After the Great Exhibition (Donning 1978). Her
husband, the late Ward Moore, was also a novelist.
Pat Murphy is another survivor of the Clarion Workshop whose first novel, Shadow
Hunter, appeared last year. Her short stories have appeared in Galaxy, Amazing,
IASFM, and anthologies including Elsewhere, Universe, and three of the Chrysalis
anthologies. She is currently working on a fantasy novel set in Yucatan.
R. Faraday Nelson (also known as Ray) entered the SF workd in the 1950s as an
illustrator. He has written many short stories, over twenty books, and two movie
scripts. He is probably best known for his highly-praised novel Blake's Progress,
Then Beggars Could Ride, and The Ecolog, and last year's Donning publication The
Prometheus Man, which offers a startling view of the future of the Bay Area. Ray is a
founding member of the Futurian Alliance, which puts on the annual Space Day
shows in San Francisco. He and his wife Kirsten own the fantasy and mystery book
store, Big Cat Books, in Albany, California. Nelson is also the inventor of the
propeller beanie, symbol of True Fandom.
Larry Niven has won the Lens, Forrie, Ditmar,
and Nebula Awards, as well as the Hugo five
times. His best known work is Ringworld, with its
sequels. He is also an experienced collaborator,
having co-authored The Mote in God's Eye, Lucifer's
Hammer, Inferno, Oath of Fealty, and Footfall with
Jerry Pournelle, The Flying Sorcerers with David
Gerrold, and Dream Park and The Descent of Anansi
with Steven Barnes.
Debbie Notkin is part owner and manager of
The Other Change of Hobbit in Berkeley. She has
been active in fandom for the past ten years, and
does book reviews for both Rigel and Locus.