Profiles in Hard SF

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, 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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Marie Vibbert

Cleveland Heights, Ohio, 44118

Besides publishing twenty-odd short stories, a dozen poems and a few comics, Marie Vibbert has been a medieval (SCA) squire, ridden 17% of the roller coasters in the United States and has played O-line and D-line […]

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Peter J Wacks

Denver, Colorado, 80231

Peter is the managing editor of WordFire Press, a bestselling author, designer of the WFP author promotions program, magician, child actor, award nominated comic writer, and other stuff too!

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Juliette Wade

Newark, California, 94560

Juliette Wade specializes in Anthropology (B.A.) and Linguistics (M.A.), and has a Ph.D. in Education in Language, Literacy, and Culture. Her fiction has appeared in Fantasy and Science Fiction, Clarkesworld […]

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