About the Authors

 

Graham Adair ("Death on the Wire") is 34 years old, married with two young girls, and lives in a small town called Haddington outside Edinburgh, Scotland. He writes for a hobby and has had nine stories published so far. Graham has been published twice in Planet: in March 2001, with "Temporal Exile", and in December 2002 with a poem called "Quantum Physics: There's a Thing".
E-mail: gmadair@yahoo.com

 

John Bailey ("Carrick Castle") is a teacher of English and has taught in Australia, UK, Viet Nam, and Italy -- and in between perfect pronunciation in class and slurred speech in bars -- he likes to empty the ideas from out of his head and onto paper or screen. Crime, Thrillers, Romance, boy! He's tried the whole gamut -- sure he's got a track record – he writes so much he forgets the rent -- and on to the next town. So the only thing published so far is police Wanted notices...and this story.
E-Mail: edinburgh3uk@yahoo.com

 

Christian R. Bonawandt ("A Careful Plan") has had more than a dozen works published or scheduled to be published since 2002 -- including the short story "Death By A Salesman," which appeared in the September 2002 issue of Planet Magazine. He is currently working to sell two completed novels.
E-mail: worddude79@aol.com

 

Fraser Butterworth ("Four Poems") is a computer project manager with a desire to be a full-time author and poet. Sometime in the next century it may happen, along with pigs flying. Until then, he lives in South Africa with his wife and four dogs, three of which will become seeing-eye dogs for the blind.
E-mail:
fraser.butterworth@za.eds.com

 

George Condon ("Jump Ship" and "Sometimes, I Dream of Roses") drifted through careers in electronics and software development before winding up as a specialist in computer security. He lives with his wife in the most exciting city in the world: Toronto, Canada. Being married to a native of Central America has given him a window into another culture that is priceless. They both enjoy travel, jazz, good food, and photography. George has always loved science fiction and finds that writing about imagined futures is a welcome relief from a career field that emphasizes facts and analysis. Besides, even though he usually likes his job, there are some days at the office when the thought of being in another galaxy or in a parallel universe has a lot of appeal.
E-mail: george_condon@operamail.com

 

Keith Crews ("The Dirt Patch Watering Hole") is a 35-year-old CNC Machinist who's written four novels and is currently working on his fifth. He's also written a half-dozen other short stories that we could very well be seeing in the near future.
E-mail: SciFy@aol.com

 

Ray Dangel (Associate Editor and Staff Robot) wrangles hornets in his spare time.
E-mail:
ray@planetmag.com

 

Robert Cameron Hazelton ("Ladies' Bug"), while cruising the outer reaches of the Milky Way, occasionally jots
down a poem or two when he's not busy dodging cosmic debris.

E-mail: bobhazelton@hotmail.com

 

Dan Heisman ("It's Inevitable") is a full-time chess instructor and author (seven chess books and the award-winning column Novice Nook at www.chesscafe.com) who has dabbled in science fiction since he was seven years old, and even named his son Delen after a character in a science fiction story. He holds a B.Sc. in Math and an M.Eng. in Engineering. He is also related to John Heisman, the football coach who left the endowment for the Heisman Trophy in college football.
E-mail: danheisman@comcast.net
Website: www.danheisman.com

 

Marcelo Hipolito ("Eternal Grief") 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 ("Mother's Milk") 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

 

Justin R. Lawfer ("Jacob and the Sorceress's Daughter") is a student at Edgewood College in Madison, WI. His work has appeared on http://dragonlaugh.freeyellow.com, www.palaceofreason.com, www.pegasusonline.com, and www.Spacerat.co.uk. He is a fan of giant monster movies, Monty Python, and fantasy stories.
E-mail: jlawfer@hotmail.com

 

Marcelo Machado ("Eternal Grief") 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

 

Andrew G. McCann (Editor; "Editorial & Letters") believes the Internet is indistinguishable from magic.
E-mail:
editor@planetmag.com

 

Danny McCaslin ("Trump") lives in Parkersburg, West Virginia, with a wife, a dog, and a fish. He is currently working on a novel that probably will never be published, so it's okay if you never read it.
E-mail: dlmccaslin@yahoo.com
Weblog: http://dlmccaslin.blogspot.com

 

Dave Nordling ("Boy and His Hammer") resides in the western sprawl of the city zone of Los Angeles as a Republican of California. He is a professional engineer with a major aerospace company in Los Angeles. Dave has been writing poetry for his own amusement for three years now. Some of his work is posted at Unlikely Stories, The Dublin Writers' Workshop, and "Dufus".
E-mail: d_nordling@yahoo.com

 

Jo A. North ("One Hundred Twenty Three Degrees") has been writing since she was 12, and plans to continue as long as she can. Jo was brought up in the cold reaches of Maine, by the best parents a child could ask for. She is currently working as a nurse in rehab to get the money to earn her PhD in English and Folklore. While she loves all kinds of literature, her absolute favorites are science fiction and fantasy. She is also a well-published poet. She hopes you enjoy her story in this issue; it was based on the experiences of a friend of hers in the Vietnam War. As always, this is dedicated to her dad, who watches her from heaven. "Love you, Dad."
E-mail:
jostories@aol.com

 

William Alan Rieser ("A Slight Case of Indulgence" and "The Calydo Factor"), 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". 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

 

Arthur Sanchez ("The Game of the Phoenix") is a freelance writer from Peekskill, New York. He's had more than 20 different professions in his life – from Actor to Night Watchmen, from Web Site Designer to Stained Glass Craftsman. But the thing he enjoys most is trying to tell a good tale. His work has appeared in "2 AM Magazine," "Fantasy Review," "Anotherealm.com," and "Chicken Soup for the Romantic Soul." He is currently working on a series of fantasy novels.
E-mail: Arthur@ArthurSanchez.com
Website: http://www.ArthurSanchez.com

 

E.S. Strout ("Green T") has been published in small-press print magazines "Crossroads", "Lovecraft's Mystery Magazine", "Fading Shadows", "Mad Scientist", and "Millennium Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine". In addition to Planet Magazine, his stories have appeared in Internet publications "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

 

Glen Thompson ("Dr. Insanium's New Friend") is 18 years old and attends Oberlin College, majoring in physics.
People think he's crazy because he claims to be a robot and means it literally, but he's actually just ahead of his time.
E-mail: glen@el-baron.com

 

Tony Thorne, MBE ("Yesterday the Word") is an eccentric but easygoing Englishman living in a small town near Vienna, with his attractive Austrian wife. He's a part-time software programmer and writer of offbeat fiction.
Fiction: short stories in two UK Science Fiction Monthly magazines.
- How to be a Top Executive [Etcetera Press - GB]
- The Quality of Life. [Etcetera Press - GB]
- The Junior Philosophical Society (in negotiation)
- Poetry: Second Opinion [The Poets Yearbook Ltd. - UK]
- Featured in many UK semi-pro magazines, and anthologies.
- Prizes etc: Short Story Competitions 2001 and 2002, (www.literaryagent.co.uk)
- Hon. Mention - Byline Magazine, USA.
E-mail: tonythorne@aol.com
Website: www.tonythorne.com

 

Joe Vadalma ("Psychic Pop-Up") 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: "Absolute Creation," The Fifth Dimension, June 2002 issue; "Apartment in Clam City," EOTU, August 2002 issue; "Automatia," Aphelion, July 2002 issue; "Cosmoergy," Martian Wave, March 2002 issue; "Count Poperazi," Swords Edge, January 2003; "Empty Planet," Aphelion, February 2002 issue; "Gunther," Dark Moon Rising, October 2002 issue; "Immortal Homecoming," Aphelion June 2003; "The Key," Dark Moon Rising, April 2002 issue; "Mist and Shadow," Alternate Realities, March 2003 issue; "Nothing but a Coward," Writer's Hood, March 2003; "Pop-Art Nightmare," Nocturne Horizons, January 2002 issue; "Sands of Time," Dark Moon Rising, January 2001 issue; "Shadow in the Sky," Aphelion, April 2002 issue; "Strange Artifact," Planet Magazine, June 2003; "Vampire Trial," Aphelion, October 2003; "Widget Factory," Aorfe's Kiss, March 2003 issue. 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) will take you safely to Topeka if you tell him a very clever riddle.
E-mail: tom@planetmag.com

 

Nancy Wilcox ("Another Day, Another Voyage"), 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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