Gray Rinehart

Gray Rinehart writes stories and songs, and his first novel is forthcoming from WordFire Press. He is the only person to have commanded an Air Force satellite tracking station, written speeches for Presidential appointees, and had music on The Dr. Demento Show.

During his rather odd USAF career, Gray fought rocket propellant fires, refurbished space launch facilities, “flew” Milstar satellites, drove trucks, processed nuclear command and control orders, commanded the largest remote tracking station in the Air Force Satellite Control Network, and did other interesting things. His fiction has appeared in Analog Science Fiction & Fact, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He is a contributing editor (the “Slushmaster General”) for Baen Books, and a singer/songwriter with two albums of mostly science-fiction-and-fantasy-inspired music. His alter ego is the Gray Man, one of several famed ghosts of South Carolina’s Grand Strand, and his web site is graymanwrites.com.

 

Bud Sparhawk

Bud Sparhawk’s novel Shattered Dreams will be released next May at Balticon. His latest novel, Distant Seas is available from Amazon and other booksellers as trade paperback and eBook. A collection of his short stories, Nonparallel Universes, was recently released. He has a mass-market paperback novel: Vixen and two print collections: Sam Boone: Front to Back and Dancing With Dragons. He has three e-novels available through Amazon and other channels. His stories have or soon will appear in Analog, Asimov’s, and two anthologies.

Bud has been a three-time novella finalist for the Nebula award and has appeared in two Year’s Best anthologies: Year’s Best SF #11 (EOS, David Hartwell, Editor) and The Years Best Science Fiction, Fourteenth Annual Collection, (St. Martins Press, Garner Dozois, Editor). His work was recently published in the Best of Defending the Future and Man And Machine anthologies.

Bud’s short stories have appeared frequently in Analog, Fact & Fiction, less so in Asimov’s, as well as in six Defending the Future and other anthologies, publications, and audio books. A complete complete bibliography can be found at: budsparhawk.com. Bud also writes an occasional blog on the pain of writing at budsparhawk.blogspot.com.

 

Jennifer R. Povey

Jennifer R. PoveyJennifer R. Povey is in her early forties, and lives in Northern Virginia with her husband. She writes a variety of speculative fiction, whilst following current affairs and occasionally indulging in horse riding and role-playing games. She has sold fiction to a number of markets including Analog, and written RPG supplements for several companies. Her latest novel, Falling Dusk, was released in May of 2016.

 

Paula S. Jordan

Paula S. Jordan

Paula S. Jordan, a poet, occasional blogger, actress, and former NASA and NOAA orbit analyst, has authored three Analog stories, including “Vooorh,” a novelette (Jul/Aug 2014). In her novel-in-progress, a resourceful small-town group of friends joins forces with a centuries-old alien-watch group to defend friendly aliens and humans alike from a deadly anti-human faction of the alien species. The story is set in the present day North Carolina Mountains. Working title: The Long Hello.