James Patrick Kelly has won the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. He's published over 100 stories and his fiction has been translated into 18 languages. His newest project is King of the Dogs, Queen of the Cats, a short novel coming in January 2020 from Subterranean Press. His most recent publication is the collection, The Promise of Space, published in 2018 from Prime Books. His novel Mother Go was an Audible Original in 2017. In 2016, Centipede Press published a career retrospective in its Masers of Science Fiction series entitled James Patrick Kelly, Master of Science Fiction. With John Kessel, he is co-editor of Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology, Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka, The Secret History of Science Fiction, Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology, and Rewired: The Post Cyberpunk Anthology. He writes a column on the internet for Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine and recently retired from faculty of the Stonecoast Creative Writing MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine where he taught for 15 years.
Information from James Patrick Kelly's website: http://www.jimkelly.net/
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Rebecca Roanhorse is a Nebula, Hugo and Locus Award-winning speculative fiction writer and the recipient of the 2018 Astounding (Campbell) Award for Best New Writer. Her novel Trail of Lightning (Book 1 in the Sixth World Series) won the Locus Award for Best First Novel and is a Nebula, Hugo and World Fantasy finalist. Her next novel, Resistance Reborn, is part of Star Wars: Journey to The Rise of Skywalker and is out in November 2019. Her middle grade novel Race to the Sun for the Rick Riordan Present's Imprint will release in January of 2020, and her epic Fantasy novel Between Earth and Sky will follow in late 2020. Her short fiction can be found in Apex Magazine, New Suns, The Mythic Dream, and various other anthologies. Her non-fiction can be found in Uncanny Magazine, Strange Horizons, and How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation (Macmillan). She lives in Northern New Mexico with her husband, daughter, and pups. She drinks a lot of black coffee.
Information from Rebecca Roanhorse's website: https://rebeccaroanhorse.com/