About the Authors

 

Simon Andrewes ("The Big Bang") was born in 1945 in Malvern, Worcestershire, more by accident than design. He lives in Granada, Spain, more by design than accident.
E-mail: andrewes@ugr.es

 

Mark Bonica ("John") is a husband, father, and soldier. He is currently stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii. His poetry has appeared in numerous online and print magazines, including "Impetus", "Niederngasse", "Znine", among others. He is the founder of Imaginaries.org, an online SF writer's group, and is an assistant poetry editor for "NFG" magazine.
E-mail: mbonica@yahoo.com

 

Ray Dangel (Associate Editor and Staff Robot) is a dangerous man at the card table! Now... Go Fish!
E-mail:
ray@planetmag.com

 

Terry Dartnall ("Heavenly Morning") teaches Artificial Intelligence at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Dr. Dartnall is married with four children and likes rock climbing and red wine. He has published books and papers about human and machine creativity. His website at http://www.cit.gu.edu.au/~terryd has a nice pic of him in the Himalayas last year.
E-mail: terrydartnall@hotmail.com

 

David Ferrett ("Return to Sender") lives one hour north of Sydney, Australia, in Gosford. He works in IT and has done so for 22 years. David has only just started writing, and in fact this is the third story he has written. David reads lots and lots of books, given his long daily commute, and one day he thought, "'I can do this". And here it is.
E-mail: dferrett@bigpond.com
Website: http://www.users.bigpond.com/dferrett

 

Marcelo Hipolito ("The Choices We Make") is 33 years old and lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has a degree in Cinema, and also in Business Administration.

Marcelo Machado is 35 years old and also lives in Rio de Janeiro.

Marcelo Hipolito wrote and directed two short-length films: “Bom Dia, Cinema” (Good Morning, Cinema) and “O Homem na Escada” (The Man On The Stairs). He produced and edited the short-length film “Saçaricando” (Having Fun).

Marcelo Machado wrote the short-length films “O Corvo e o Vento” (The Crow and the Wind) and “A Dama de Ouro Preto” (The Ouro Preto Lady).

As a team, Marcelo Hipolito & Marcelo Machado developed scripts for both television and cinema. And also the short stories "Weird World: Bats of a Fur"; "Eternal Grief"; "The Unborn"; "R.I.P."; "The Circle of Life"; and "Home".

Marcelo Hipolito & Marcelo Machado are currently working on their first novel.
E-mail: arquilagos@openlink.com.br

 

Sean Hower ("A Very Clean Fellow") isn't very good at writing bios, as is easily witnessed by his published articles. It's really quite a shame, considering he is a technical writer who wants to dabble in the world of fiction. You'd think he'd be able to describe himself, or at least provide a bullet list of his most charming traits. The truth is, this little gem was written by the capuchins monkeys who help him on his website. So, don't blame him if it doesn't make any sense.
E-mail: hokumhome@freehomepage.com
Website: http://hokum.freehomepage.com

 

Marcelo Machado ("The Choices We Make") is 35 years old and also lives in Rio de Janeiro.

Marcelo Hipolito is 33 years old and lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has a degree in Cinema, and also in Business Administration.

Marcelo Hipolito wrote and directed two short-length films: “Bom Dia, Cinema” (Good Morning, Cinema) and “O Homem na Escada” (The Man On The Stairs). He produced and edited the short-length film “Saçaricando” (Having Fun).

Marcelo Machado wrote the short-length films “O Corvo e o Vento” (The Crow and the Wind) and “A Dama de Ouro Preto” (The Ouro Preto Lady).

As a team, Marcelo Hipolito & Marcelo Machado developed scripts for both television and cinema. And also the short stories "Weird World: Bats of a Fur"; "Eternal Grief"; "The Unborn"; "R.I.P."; "The Circle of Life"; and "Home".

Marcelo Hipolito & Marcelo Machado are currently working on their first novel.
E-mail: arquilagos@openlink.com.br

 

Michael J. Martineck ("Snuckles") lives on a tiny island in upstate New York with his patient wife and little girl. His first novel, "The Misspellers", has just been released from Our Little Secret Press. He's written short stories (one previously published in Planet Magazine), comic books, advertisements, and other assorted nonsense that will not be of interest until long after he's won a Nobel Prize for Literature.
E-mail:
Michael_Martineck@nfta.com

 

Andrew G. McCann (Editor; "Editorial & Letters") just lies, lies, and lies again, according to his ex-wives' team of lawyers. However, his lawyer argues that he is more accurately described as "A Lone Genius Who Gilds Drab Reality" and "One Who Lives His Art while Arting His Living" at his girlfriend's loft (which overlooks the cattle pastures and tobacco fields of midtown Manhattan) during his current project to begin a job search this fall or perhaps in the subsequent spring. This unavoidable complexity also explains why his shoplifting is really an artistic expression/happening that cannot be -- and must not be, in a deep and profound world -- restrained.
E-mail:
editor@planetmag.com

 

Tom Olbert ("Inward") has been published at least two-dozen times in various SF, fantasy, and horror publications in the past six years. His novel "Nexus" is available online from Artemis Creations Publishing.
E-mail: tomolbert@worldnet.att.net

 

William Alan Rieser ("Chosen" and "Voiders"), born in New York City, less than 3 miles from the World Trade Center, originally was a musician and spent many years composing, conducting, teaching, and performing music on the East Coast. His earliest writing influences were Tolkien, H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, and Poul Anderson. He is now retired in Fort Worth, Texas, with his wife, Sandra, who edits his writings and doesn't give him the slightest break on syntax or style, even though he expresses nought but loving thoughts to her. For several years he experimented with short stories for SF/F e-zines but now prefers to concentrate on more developed themes. In this last year, he published "The Kaska Trilogy" and "The Chronicles of Zusalem" via Writers Club Press, an organization associated with iUniverse and Barnes and Noble. His latest novel, "Luna Parabella", has received a rave review at Amazon.com. Many other novels have been completed and are awaiting publication, such as "Furnace" and "Luna Parabella". His articles, humorous and serious, are popping up everywhere, especially in his column at scifantastic. Currently, he is working on a mainstream novel and promises a mystery. He enjoys talking to writers, novice or professional, and encourages contact.
E-mail: wrieser@juno.com
Website: http://rieserbooks.homestead.com/rieserbooks.html

 

William Shumay ("From a Better World Than Yours") is a 20-year-old amateur poet, physicist, and all-around babe-magnet (all right, he hasn't exactly gotten around to that last one yet, and hasn't discovered any new particles or written sonnets to rival Shakespeare, but he does have some gerbils, and they chatter vigorously when he reads his poetry). William enjoys relaxing on sunny, warm days, and taking daily walks beside the ocean, but he can't do any of that because he lives in northeast Ohio. He makes himself feel better about all this by doing things that he can do alone, in bad weather, like poetry.
E-mail: wcshumay@excite.com

 

E.S. Strout ("Worm Turns") has been published in small-press print magazines "Crossroads", "Lovecraft's Mystery Magazine", "Fading Shadows", "Mad Scientist", and "Millennium Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine". His stories have also appeared in the Internet publications "Planet Magazine", "Jackhammer", "Beyond s-f", "Millennium SF&F", and "Demensions". E.S. Strout is on the faculty of the U.C. Irvine Medical Center, where he teaches skin pathology to dermatology residents.
E-mail: gino_ss@earthlink.net

 

Joe Vadalma ("Strange Artifact") is a retired technical writer who used to work for a major computer company. He's a voracious reader of all kinds of books, but is especially fond of science fiction and fantasy. He's had the following short stories published in internet e-zines: "The Sands of Time," Dark Moon Rising, January 2001 issue; "Empty Planet," Aphelion, Feb. 2002; "Cosmoergy," Martian Wave, Mar. 2002; "The Key," Dark Moon Rising, Apr. 2002; "Shadow in the Sky," Aphelion, Apr. 2002; "Pop-Art Nightmare," Nocturne Horizons, Jan. 2002; "Absolute Creation," The Fifth Dimension, June 2002; "Apartment in Clam City," EOTU, August 2002; "Gunther," Dark Moon Rising, October 2002; "Count Poperazi", Swords Edge, Jan. 2003; "Mist and Shadow", Alternate Realities, Mar. 2003; and "Widget Factory", Aorfe's Kiss, Mar. 2003. Joe also has written several novels which are yet to be published. To see more of his writing, visit his website, "The Fantastic World of Papa Joe".
E-mail: jvadalma@hcv.rr.com
Website: http://www.geocities.com/papajoev

 

Thomas Wagner (Associate Editor) does the books for the Alpha Centauri mob. He's always giving his opinion on stuff that don't concern him, and that drives Big Sgjoosie crazy. But Tom's a wizard with finances, and that's what keeps him employed... and alive.
E-mail: tom@planetmag.com

 

Lewayne L. White ("Top Ten Reasons") is a stay-at-home dad who works night jobs where he spends as much time as possible writing, instead of doing what he's supposed to be doing. In his spare time (he has a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old; he doesn't really have a "spare" anything) he tries to read and write sci-fi, horror, and mystery fiction. Occasionally, when he gets the chance, he also interacts with his wife. The appearance of this story in Planet Magazine marks his debut as a published writer.
E-mail: lewaynelwhite@aol.com

 

Nancy Wilcox ("Quantum Mechanics"), an avatar of the hereditary overmother of Sagittarius III, is based in this reality in Oil Country. One can, on ritual occasions, spot her worshippers performing "The Dance of The Nervous Aside". Locals profess to believe these are indigenous Russian Thistles, and ignore the odd gulping sounds -- as well as the odor of fried rabbit that drifts through the mesquite and cactus. What a wonderful base this reality is for interstellar conquest. And the rabbit is quite good, too.
E-mail: nancywilcox@hotmail.com

 

 

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