About the Artists

 

Jon Eke (art for "The Cloud of Unknowing", "Martian Underground", "Punk-Eeeq Pandemic", "Spacehead", and "Volus Nocturnus") was born in 1967 in Amersham, north of London, and grew up in the Midlands before moving to Merseyside in 1986, where he currently works in the operating theatres at the local NHS hospital. Apart from computer art, his other main hobbies are astronomy, photography, and writing highly personal science fiction tales. Among his favourite writers he includes James Tiptree Jr, Cordwainer Smith, Philip K Dick, Samuel Delany, Barry Malzberg, William Burroughs, Robert Aickman, Ramsey Campbell, Clark Ashton Smith, and H.P.Lovecraft (actually, if the truth be told, he's top of the list). Jon is also a member of the Ghost Story society and his main ambition in life is to write just one truly successful ghost story. If he manages that, he'll die a happy man!. E-mail: jon@galaxy5.fsnet.co.uk

 

Romeo Esparrago (art for "Arcade" and "Love's Labour & Deliverance") wonders what woodcutter's women whine about when weaving wild woolens in Winnemucca. Well..! Note Romeo's progress in woodcut-style art this issue. For more of his art, visit http://www.romedome.com/art. Email:
public@romedome.com

 

Carl Goodman (art for "cover" and "The Mission") is dangerously close to 40, married with one son, lives in Surrey, UK, and has been doing computer graphics for a living since the late 1980s. A lot of his work has been based around fairly technical visualistion projects, but a while back he joined a computer animation company as director of graphics research and development, which means that basically he gets to evaluate all the leading-edge technologies associated with CGI and provide due diligence for venture capitalists on various projects.

Carl has had a fair bit of material published in consumer media in the past, including animation work for Reuters on the Shoemaker-Levy 9 impact, which was shown on news channels in 22 separate countries. He also had some illustrations of this event published in New Scientist magazine.

Carl is also an avid reader of what might be thought of as "hard core" science fiction, with a strong bias towards the Clarke-Asimov-Heinlein-Niven stable, and enjoys the opportunity to visualise concepts. Web-site: www.peppersghost.com
E-mail: carl.goodman@peppersghost.com

 

Andy Miller (art for "Star That Lives"), born a little ways from the shores of Lake Erie, studied anthropology and Romance languages in school, and is a writer. He also paints, and his writing extends to Color Music.
E-mail: kidscroll@hotmail.com

 

Patrick Stacy (art for "Challenges Three") hails from Germany, and like many before, started young. His main emphasis in childhood was comics and he soon became an excellent tracer. Never content, the challenge was then to illustrate freehand; now that would be talent. Early influences are still inspirational today, such as the legendary Frazetta, Vallejo, and Parrish. Classical influences were Rubens and Caravaggio. The goal of course is, with any luck, to break into the book cover and magazine markets. As mentioned earlier about never being content, currently in the process of learning to create webpages through HTML and Photoshop. In the process of updating website to include upgrades as well as new illustrations. Winner of the L.Ron Hubbard's Illustrators of the Future contest in 1996 as well as two illustrations within the volume. Web-site: http://members.nbci.com/pstacyart/ E-mail: pld895@aol.com

 

Ernst Wurdack (art for "Space-Racing"), born in 1959, studied economics at the University of Regensburg, Germany, before he got a job at KODAK. There he worked for 8 years as a trainer for professional photographers and 3 years as sales-director. Since 1999 he has been a freelance artist and publisher. If you are interested in how he did "Space Racing", visit http://www.geocities.com/oneacit/
E-mail: ernstwurdack@web.de

 

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