About The Authors

"I'm not a musical instrument, but I play one on TV."

Mike Alfano ("Back Roads") is a writer. He can be reached in care of:

Lee Clark ("Floater") has had four short stories published, in the magazines MYTHIC CIRCLE, NOCTURNAL LYRIC, KEEN SCIENCE FICTION, and the e-zine CLIQUE OF THE TOMB BEETLE. He has placed poetry in the e-zine OPAQUE DELUSIONS, the magazine BLACK MOON, and the coming anthology STORIES & BALLADS. Lee has been writing since high school; most of his fiction revolves around dark themes and is almost exclusively in the genres of horror, fantasy, and science fiction.

Romeo Esparrago (PM #11 and #12 designer/production artist & noisemaker) lives in a world with a heavy carbon monoxide atmosphere and temperatures exceeding 1,000 degrees. This world is called Sacramento, California. Visit his Domain at http://www.romedome.com

Andrew G. McCann ("Three SciFaiku Poems", various other writings) is editor of this here zine and wrote the fake editorial and the fake letters, as usual. He once drank an entire pond over the course of a summer (no fish were harmed in the process). http://www.planetmag.com

Joseph Moore ("Smile") has begun his writing career from the tiny hamlet of Las Vegas, Nev. Growing up there has given him a great love for the 3 a.m. Big Mac and a hatred of neon. His main inspiration for writing is his boring, day-to-day existence that is occasionally punctuated by bursts of excitement, adventure, and luck. He will be married in October (a sign of just how lucky he is). He has sold two other stories to different magazines.

Kort E. Patterson ("Power Failure") has his own Web site, "Curmudgeon's Conundrums", at: http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/kort/

Joy B. Roan ("Fagan's Quest") was born in Jersey City in 1965, adopted at age one and a half, and spent the first ten years of her life in Woodstown, N.J. When she was ten, her father was transferred to Corpus Christi, Texas, where she attended secondary school and received an Associate's Degree at Del Mar College. In 1989, Joy moved to San Antonio, where she lives with her husband and four-year-old son. Joy received a Bachelor's Degree in English from UTSA. She enjoys reading, writing fiction and poetry, and is a film buff. She is also very interested in Medieval English literature and society and Celtic mythology.

Spider Robinson ("Afterglow") is a Hugo and Nebula award winner and author of "Callahan's Crosstime Saloon," among other books.

Frederick Rustam ("Closer to Heaven") is a writer who's been published by a number of zines, including Planet Magazine.

Ernest Slyman ("The Neen Trilogy") is a poet.

Rowan Wolf ("alt.confessions") is a Swedish national born in a small northern town longer ago than he cares to admit. After school in Sweden, he wrote columns and articles for a couple of local newspapers until he left the country to see the world -- which he's done now for many years, hitting Europe, Africa, England, and New York on his way to Los Angeles. Over the last decade he's mainly written songs, while dabbling in, then learning, the story craft as well. Now it's a fifty-fifty proposition: songs and stories. He lets them fight it out; the strongest comes out first. Rowan has also finished one novel, with two more in progress. http://www.netcom.com/~rowan

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