Profiles in Hard SF

Nisi Shawl

Seattle, Washington, 98118

Nisi Shawl’s story collection Filter House co-won the James Tiptree, Jr. Award in 2009.  She has been Guest of Honor for feminist science fiction convention WisCon in 2011 and the […]

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Richard Shealy

Kearny, New Jersey

Richard Shealy is a copyeditor of genre fiction, with a background in linguistics and language, but don't hold that against him. A lifelong love of genre fiction is finally paying […]

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Martin L. Shoemaker

Hopkins, Michigan, 49328

Martin L. Shoemaker is a programmer who writes on the side… or maybe it’s the other way around. Programming pays the bills, but a second place story in the Jim […]

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Alex Shvartsman

Brooklyn, New York, 11229

Alex Shvartsman is a writer, translator and game designer from Brooklyn, NY. Over 80 of his short stories have appeared in Nature, Galaxy's Edge, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and many other […]

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Rosemary Claire Smith

Falls Church, Virginia, 22046

Rosemary Claire Smith aimed at a career as an archaeologist and ended up in election law. She worked as a campaign-finance attorney for the government for over 25 years before […]

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Bud Sparhawk

Annapolis, Maryland, 21401

Bud Sparhawk has published one mass market paperback novel: VIXEN (Cosmos, ISBN 978-08439-5945-1, 2008) and two print collections: SAM BOONE: FRONT TO BACK (Foxacre Press, 2001) and DANCING WITH DRAGONS […]

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Alasdair Stuart

London, United Kingdom

When Alasdair Stuart is not hosting Pseudopod or running Escape Artists Inc., he’s professionally enthusiastic about genre fiction on the Internet at places like Tor.com, MyMBuzz, The Guardian, and SciFi Now. He’s an ENie-nominated tabletop RPG […]

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Rachel Swirsky

Portland, Oregon, 97206

Rachel Swirsky holds an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers Workshop, and she graduated from Clarion West in 2005. Her short fiction has been nominated for the Hugo, Locus, […]

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Diane Turnshek

Irwin, Pennsylvania, 15642

Diane Turnshek is an astronomer in Pittsburgh. Her science fiction short stories focus on space travel, colonization and first contact. She has founded many branches of Parsec, Pittsburgh’s premier, literary, science fiction […]

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Joan Marie Verba

Minnetonka, Minnesota, 55345

Joan Marie Verba has given presentations about social media to groups such as SCORE and SCBWI. She has also given presentations to various groups about ebooks and self-publishing. She is […]

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