Donald Simpson is the man with the magical fingers and the weird mind who has
become famous over the years for his science fiction and fantasy sculptures and
paintings. He works in almost every medium, including plastic and metal, and is
equally at home with alien technologies and beings. He is the winner of numerous
art show awards, and his work is in the Smithsonian Institute.
Margo Skinner is a poet, writer, film critic and world traveller. Last year she won
the Bay Area Poets Coalition prize, and she has sold a short story, "Space Trip", to
Whispers magazine. She writes film review columns for Appeal to Reason and East
Asian Review and does a regular feature on KEST's Starlite Evening Magazine. A fan
since way back when,, she was the original organizer of the Golden Gate Futurians.
Norman Spinrad m^de his early reputation with such radical works as Bug Jack
%afron and; TheM^httlie Jungle.]^\S^0Jhe,lroi%Dream (an,alterr*a*e<history in
^whkK I$itler becof&es- a science, fictic^vvAer) i^psf banne^^n^eo^r^^r Other
^veis^lf^icte: Tfi&Sotarians,. 'A World Betii^enrA^^,of€W&s, 'antf^^s from the
Stars. His most recent book is TTz^Va^C^p^H's^T^fe: He writes a regular column on
the publishing- scene for Loews magazine'
Somtow Sucharitkul is a science fiction.writer and composer born in Thailand and
now living in Virginia. His books include Starship & Haiku, Light on the Sound, and
Mall World. He is the winner of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best
New Writer and the Locus Award for Best First Novel.
j^an-Teresa Sumner is a literary ageht-whose clients write in ■ marjj£ categories,
*ihcfucSj^science fiction. Her main business a%rvities are helping^gr clients get
'rhanusctipts-r^ady; for publication an%tinding-buyers for theiir**p^ks. Before
becoming an."agent, she worked with, wrrfeetjs as an, independent editor.
Rob Swigart is author of a satire, Little America (Houghton Mifflin 1977), which is
not science fiction, two science fiction/fantasy satires, A.K.A./A Cosmic Fable (H-M
1978) and The Time Trip (H-M 1979), and a more serious novel -The Book of Revelations
(Dutton 1981). He-recently completed a satiric fantasy family saga called Losing
Face, or The White Pig: A Tale of Midwestern Despair, Being the True Story of the Depews
of Valhalla. He is currently at work on a science thriller called Lolo Moku (Brain
Island) with a genetic engineering base, and,a co-authored non-fiction book called
Persistence of Vision. He has also published a small book of poems, Still Lives.
John and Bjo Trimble have separately and together been active in fandom since the
early 1950s. The originated the convention Art Shows, and handled them for 17
years. More recently they were responsible for over half a million letters to
President Ford to name the first shuttle "Enterprise", and an equal number of
space advocacy letters to President Reagan to help save NASA's 1980 budget. Their
activities include the Society for Creative Anachronism, Space: Write Now, LASFS,
and several "fringe" fandoms, and their current project, a newsletter, To the Stars,
will cover many of those interests. Bjo is also the author of The Star Trek Concordance
and the more recent On the Good Ship Enterprise.
Sydney Joyce van Sycoc is the author of approximately 30 short works and eight
novels, including a fantasy trilogy, Darkchild and Bluesong (Berkley) and Starsilk (due
in spring 1984). She is currently working on a novel titled Stormwalker, which features
the sithi, cat-like creatures first introduced in Bluesong. She has one of the most
frequently misspelled names in SFdom—also one of the most frequently mispronounced. Ask her for correct pronunciation—she will be delighted to tell you.