Alyssa Wong

Alyssa Wong is an Asian-American speculative fiction writer. She grew up in the Southwest and attended North Carolina State University, where she graduated with an MFA in 2017. There isn’t a lot of information available publicly about her early or personal life, but she is married, according to her Twitter, and lives in Southern California. …

Leslie Marmon Silko

Leslie Marmon Silko was born in 1948. She grew up in New Mexico on the Laguna Pueblo reservation. She attended school on the reservation until fifth grade. This is when she was sent off to Catholic school in Albuquerque. Silko is Mexican, European, and Native American (Laguna Pueblo). She is very well educated. Having received her…

Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison is one of the most important authors of the 20th century in addition to being an editor, a professor, and one of the most eloquent voices in the modern literary community. She’s received numerous awards for her work and boasts authorship of eleven novels,  a libretto for the opera Margaret Garner, and two nonfiction…

Vandana Singh

A prolific short-story writer as well as an associate professor of physics, Vandana Singh harnesses speculative fiction to explore the real, the possible, and the impossible. Along with countless short stories, Singh’s works include “A Portrait of the Artist” (which won 2nd place in 2004 Rhysling Prize for speculative poetry), Distances (a novella published in…

Angela Carter

The British novelist and short-story writer, Angela Carter, was a prominent voice in the postmodern and feminist movements of the 1960’s, 70’s, and 80’s.  Full of terror and wonder, Carter’s fiction discussed themes such as gender, sexuality, and the nature of stories through the genres of fantasy and horror. Born on 7 May 1940 in…

Sabrina Vourvoulias

Woman writer of many trades, Sabrina Vourvoulias is an author, essayist, poet, journalist, editor, and more. Born in Thailand, raised in Guatemala, and living in Pennsylvania, she regularly engages diverse cultures in life and fiction. In 1960, she was born to a Mexican-Guatemalan artist and a Greek-American businessman. Vourvoulias grew up in Guatemala during its…

Carmen Maria Machado

Carmen Maria Machado is an American writer, essayist, and critic. At age 33 she has earned accolades such as the Bard Fiction Prize, the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction, the Brooklyn Public Library Literature Prize, the Shirley Jackson Award, the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize, and finalist standing for the National Book…

Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin: A wife, a mother of three, and creator of the Hainish universe sadly passed away January 22, 2018. However, her works will surely surpass her. Le Guin had a passion for science fiction at a young age. By the age of 11, she submitted a short story to Astounding Science Fiction….

Hiromu Arakawa

Includes a biography of Hiromu Arakawa and an analysis on Edward Elric in “Fullmetal Alchemist” Volume 2 pages 32-35.

Asano Atsuko

Japanese novelist Asano Atsuko was born in 1954 in Japan’s Okayama Prefecture. When she was young, she enjoyed reading Agatha Christie, Sherlock Holmes, and Ellery Queen, and, inspired by those authors, started to create stories of her own.

Lesley Nneka Arimah

Featured image: Lesley Nneka Arimah courtesy of The New Yorker. Lesley Nneka Arimah, was born in the UK, but she grew up in Nigeria. She is a Nigerian writer. Her father was part of the military, therefore she moved around a lot, depending on where her father was stationed. She is currently working on a novel…

Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and actress. She frequently utilizes science fiction and speculative fiction elements in her lyrics, visuals, and performances to comment on contemporary society. Monáe was born on December 1, 1985 in Kansas City to a massive Baptist family. Monáe’s mother “worked as a janitor,” and her father drove garbage…