About the Authors! Karen Lord has been a physics teacher, a diplomat, a part-time soldier, and an academic at various times and in various countries. She is now a writer and research consultant in Barbados. Her debut novel, Redemption in indigo, won the Frank Collymore Literary Award, the William L. Crawford Award, and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature, and was nominated for the 2011 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel. Robert V. S. Redick is the author of The Chathrand Voyage series: The Red Wolf Conspiracy,one of SFX magazine’s top ten science fiction and fantasy releases of 2008; The Ruling Sea,Fantasy Book Critic’s number two fantasy of 2009; and The River of Shadows, a Locus Recommended Read in 2011. A former international development researcher, Redick worked most recently for the antipoverty organization Oxfam. He lives in western Massachusetts. Will Hindmarch is a Chicago-based freelance writer and designer with numerous professional credits as author, developer, producer, and graphic designer on games, books, and magazines, some of them electronic. Will’s writing has appeared in The Escapist, Atlanta magazine, Geek Monthly, Everywhere and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. He was a judge for the MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning competition in 2007, 2010, and 2011. He is an instructor at Wofford College’s Shared Worlds writing and world-building camp. He co-produces the live-lit storytelling show, Story Club South Side, too. Nathan Ballingrud was born in Massachusetts but has spent most of his life in the South. He's worked as a bartender in New Orleans and a cook on offshore oil rigs. His story "The Monsters of Heaven" won the inaugural Shirley Jackson Award. He lives in Asheville, NC, with his daughter. For the past 25 years, Hugo Award winner Ann VanderMeer and World Fantasy Award winner Jeff VanderMeer have been traveling into the past to bring back incredible stories for generations of readers. Their recent award-winning The weird: A Compendium of Strange & Dark Stories (Corvus, UK) covered 100 years of Weird fiction in a single massive 750,000-word, 1,200-page volume. The VanderMeers have also edited such iconic compilations as Steampunk and The New Weird, both considered definitive for those subgenres. Other recent books include The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities and The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals. This “literary power couple” (Boing Boing) has been profiled on national NPR, the Weather Channel, Wired.com, and the New York Times’ book blog. Together or separately, they have been keynote speakers around the world, including at MIT, the Library of Congress, and Utopiales. They also have been brought in to conduct creativity workshops for the likes of Blizzard Entertainment (World of Warcraft) and help run Wofford College’s Shared Worlds, a unique SF/Fantasy teen writing camp. Ann served as editor-in-chief of Weird Tales for five years and is an acquiring editor for Tor.com. Jeff’s most recent novels, The Southern Reach series, were acquired by Farrar, Straus & Giroux and optioned for film by Paramount Pictures. He writes book reviews for the Guardian, Los Angeles Times, New York Times Book Review, and many others. They live in Tallahassee, Florida, with four cats and ten thousand books.
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