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2003 Special Writer-in-Residence

  • Gene Wolfe

    Gene Wolfe began to write in 1956 and quickly made his first sale, "The Dead Man," to Sir. Since then there have been more stories and some books, including The Fifth Head of Cerberus (three linked novellas), Peace, The Shadow of the Torturer, The Claw of the Conciliator, The Sword of the Lictor, The Citadel of the Autarch, The Urth of the New Sun, Soldier of the Mist, Soldier of Arete, There are Doors, Free Live Free, Nightside the Long Sun, Lake of the Long Sun, Calde of the Long Sun, Endangered Species (collected short stories), On Blue's Waters, In Green's Jungles, Strange Travelers (collected short stories), and Return to the Whorl. Most of his books are available from Orb or Tor.

    He has taught at Clarion East and Clarion West, and has taught workshops for Florida Atlantic University. In 1996 he taught a semester of creative writing for Columbia College.

    His work has been given three World Fantasy Awards, two Nebula Awards, the British Fantasy Award, the British Science Fiction Award, the Deathrealm Award, and others, including awards from France and Italy. Although he has never won the Hugo, his work has been nominated eight times.

    So far.

2003 Guest Lecturers

  • Roland J. Green

    Roland J. Green is a prolific and versatile writer, specializing in action scenes. His influences include Hemingway, C. S. Forester, and Samuel Eliot Morison. These models gave Green a permanent fascination with ships and the sea, and a sharpened sense of how to arrange a fast-moving action scene so that it is clear to readers and flows in and out of the story naturally. Since publishing the fantasy novel Wandor's Ride in 1973, he has gone on to write more fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, men's adventure fiction, radio scripts, comic scripts, and book reviews. He has also written in collaboration with such writers as Gordon R. Dickson and Jerry Pournelle. He has edited anthologies, taught creative writing, and appeared at numerous science fiction and fantasy conventions. His reviews have appeared in Booklist, the magazine of the American Library Association, the Chicago Sun-Times, and Publishers Weekly. He lives on the northwest side of Chicago with his wife Frieda Murray and daughter, Violette Green.

  • Melissa Scott  <www.melissa-scott.com>

    Melissa Scott is from Little Rock, Arkansas, and studied history at Harvard College and Brandeis University, where she earned her Ph.D. in the comparative history program with a dissertation titled "The Victory of the Ancients: Tactics, Technology, and the Use of Classical Precedent." In 1986, she won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and won Lambda Literary Awards in 2001, 1996 and 1995 for Point of Dreams (sharing the award with long-time collaborator Lisa A. Barnett), Shadow Man and Trouble and Her Friends, having previously been a three-time finalist (for Mighty Good Road, Dreamships, and Burning Bright). Trouble and Her Friends was also shortlisted for the Tiptree Award. Her most recent novel, The Jazz, was named to Locus Magazine's Recommended Reading List for 2000, and Point of Dreams, a joint project with co-author Lisa A. Barnett, was published by Tor in 2001 <www.pointsman.net>. Her first work of non-fiction, Conceiving the Heavens: Creating the Science Fiction Novel, was published by Heinemann in 1997, and her monologue, "At RaeDean's Funeral," has been included in an off-off-Broadway production, Elvis Dreams, as well as several other evenings of Elvis-mania. She lives in New Hampshire with her partner of twenty-three years.

  • Bruce Holland Rogers  <www.sff.net/people/bruce>

    Bruce Holland Rogers is the author of Word Work: Surviving and Thriving as a Writer (Invisible Cities Press) and Writing in Spite of Everything (Panisphere). His stories have been translated into eight languages and have won two Nebula Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, a Pushcart Prize and a nomination for the Edgar Allan Poe Award in mystery. Bruce taught creative writing at two universities and is a past recipient of an Oregon Arts Commission fellowship. His recent short story collections are Wind Over Heaven (Wildside Press) and Flaming Arrows (IFD Publications). Some of his short-short stories are posted at: www.shortshortshort.com.

  • Lori Perkins

    Lori Perkins is the founding partner of L. Perkins Associates, a New York literary agency that represents about 75 authors and has foreign representation in 11 countries. She was recently named by Writer's Digest as one of the top literary agents. In addition to her 18 years as an experienced literary agent, Perkins has taught both literary agenting and journalism at New York University, and she has authored several nonfiction books, including The Insider's Guide to Getting an Agent and Finding the Agent Who's Right for You. She's also written articles for Publishers Weekly and Writer's Market. Prior to becoming a literary agent, she was the publisher of The Uptown Weekly News, a newspaper in Upper Manhattan. Perkins has a BA from NYU in journalism and art history. She lives outside New York City.

  • John Crowley

    John Crowley is one of the most highly praised writers of science fiction and fantasy. Of his first novel, The Deep, based in part on the history of the Wars of the Roses, The New York Times Book Review said, "Anyone interested in the risk-taking side of modern science fiction will want to experience it firsthand." His third novel, Engine Summer, was nominated for the American Book Award. His next novel, Little, Big, won him the World Fantasy Award and was praised by the Washington Post as "ambitious, dazzling, strangely moving, a marvelous magic-realist family chronicle." His novella, Great Work of Time, also won the World Fantasy Award. He is the author of the philosophical romances AEgypt and Love & Sleep. He won an Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Crowley also works as a writer of documentary films and television.

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