Shirley Parenteau is the author of numerous articles for national magazines, and
she has just ended a ten-year weekly feature column for the Elk Grove Citizen. Her
eight published children's books range from picture book to young adult, and
include a joke and riddle book co-authored with her daughter Cherie. Shirley's
interest in science fiction is reflected in Jelly and the Spaceboat (Coward, McCann), A
Space Age Cookbook for Kids (Prentice-Hall), and The Talking Coffins of Cryo City
(Elsevier). She is now writing for Ballantine's contemporary romance line, Love &
Life. Her novel Hot Springs was published in February.
Diana L. Paxson's first novel, Lady of Light (Timescape) appeared last December. Its
sequel, Lady of Darkness, will be out this September. She has also sold over a dozen
short stories to magazines such as IASFM and Amazing, and anthologies including
Hecate's Cauldron, the Thieves' World series, and the forthcoming Swordswomen and
Sorceresses. She is currently working on a third Westrian novel, The Wanderer, and a
contemporary fantasy, Brisingamen.
Ted A Pedersen writes film and television scripts and software packages. Writing
credits include the motion picture adaptation of "Dragon's Egg" and more than 60
teleplays, including Bionic Woman, Flash Gordon, and Spiderman. He is currently
developing projects for Hanna-Barbera Pty of Australia and working on the novel
and film versions of a high-tech thriller.
Bruce Pelz has been active in fandom since 1958, and has been a leading light of
LASFS (the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society) for almost as long a time. He has
been involved in almost every aspect of fannish activity, including publishing,
collecting Tolkieniana, SF books, magazines, and fantasy art, and costuming. He is
a multiple award winner from Worldcon and Westercon masquerades.
Susan Rubinyi Anderson has published short stories in Amazing, Salome: A Literary
Dance Magazine, and Chrysalis 5. She co-edited the anthology Aurora: Beyond
Equality. She has led workshops and directed programs in Women's Studies,
Gaming, and Journal Writing.
Fred Saberhagen has been writing and selling science fiction and fantasy since
1961, and by now has turned out some 40 short stories and more than 20 books. He
is the author of the Berserker series as well as a series of Dracula novels. His most
recent books are The First Book of Swords and A Century of Progress (coming soon). In
the works are two more books to complete the Swords trilogy, and a Berserker novel
written in collaboration with Larry Niven, Poul Anderson, and others. Fred and his
family have also formed a company for developing and agenting computer games.
Thomas N. Scortia sold his first SF story in 1954. He has now published over 75
stories as well as a mainstream novel and two science fiction novels, Artery of Fire
and Earthwreck. With Frank M. Robinson, he is the author of T)\e Glass Inferno and
The Prometheus Crisis. Before becoming a full-time writer, Scortia worked on such
projects as Mercury, Gemini, Poseidon, and the Jupiter flyby.
John Shimwell is the creator of the multi-media visionary sound and image presentations Crystal Visions and Ring of Stone which will be shown at Westerchron. His
shows have been presented at the Mind Body Festival in London, at Mills College
in Oakland, and at the Fantasy Worlds Festivals.
Wilmar Shiras is the author of Children of the Atom, originally published by Gnome
Press in 1951, based on stories which appeared in Astounding in 1949-50, and
republished in 1981 as a featured alternate of the Science Fiction Book Club.
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