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  1. December 13, 2011

    Meet Patricia C. Wrede

    "If I stayed in financial analysis, I really wasn't going to have the opportunity to write about dragons." Once a financial advisor, Patricia C. Wrede risked everything to fol...

  2. July 29, 2011

    Alan Dean Foster: Fantastic Worlds

    "I consider myself a traveler who writes rather than a writer who travels," says Alan Dean Foster, who has written dozens of science fiction and fantasy novels. It's no surprise that an a...

  3. February 27, 2012

    On Worldbuilding

    Worldbuilding: a practice used by fantasy and science fiction writers to construct alternate worlds, complete with imaginary cultures, creatures, histories, maps, geographic systems, etc. Writers Alan...

  4. March 28, 2011

    Meet Barbara Hambly

    "Well, what if there was magic? Well, what if there were aliens?" asks Barbara Hambly, a New York Times bestselling author of fantasy and science fiction, as well as historical novels s...

  5. January 24, 2011

    Meet Alan Dean Foster

    Alan Dean Foster, one of the most prominent writers of modern science fiction, has authored more than one hundred books. Now, the avid world traveler has written his own story: Predators I Have Kno...

  6. June 21, 2013

    Meet Robin Jarvis

    Robin Jarvis spent most of his school years in art rooms. While doodling one evening, he began inventing names and stories to go along with his drawings—and thus began his writing career. ...

  7. July 24, 2012

    Meet Octavia E. Butler

    "As a child, she said she wanted to be a writer, and they said, you can't be a writer. Black women aren't writers." Octavia E. Butler wrote speculative fiction that urged readers to ...

  8. July 31, 2012

    Brak the Barbarian by John Jakes

    “I created Brak for the fantasy magazines because there weren’t enough Conan stories to go around.” Brak the Barbarian is one of the original characters from the sword and sorcery genre, popular in th...

  9. March 4, 2014

    Women Writers on Science Fiction and Fantasy

    “I got a letter that said, ’€˜We would like to invite you to give the Andrew Lang Lecture,’ and then the kicker came: ’€˜You would be the first woman to give the lecture,’ ” a surprised Jane Yolen say...

  10. September 12, 2012

    Meet Ellen Datlow

    “I am the gatekeeper and also the quality-control manager for fiction,” says science fiction master Ellen Datlow. Datlow has edited many anthologies that introduced genre-bending authors such as Joyce...

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