Jaine Fenn

When not travelling to foreign parts in search of adventure, Jaine writes science fiction, with occasional forays into horror or fantasy. She is the author of a number of published short stories and of the Hidden Empire series of far future SF novels, the first one of which, Principles of Angels, was published by Gollancz in 2008.

Mark Chadbourn

Mark Chadbourn is a two-times winner of the British Fantasy Award, published in the UK by Transworld (Bantam/Corgi). The author of seventeen novels and one non-fiction book, his novels have been published in the US, Japan, France, Germany, Norway, the Czech Republic, Poland and across the Commonwealth.

Liz Williams

Dr Liz Williams is a British science fiction writer. The Ghost Sister, her first novel, was published in 2001. Both this novel and her second, Empire of Bones, were nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award. She is also the author of the Inspector Chen series.

Graham Joyce

In 1988 Graham Joyce quit an executive job and decamped to the Greek island of Lesbos, there to live in a beach shack to concentrate on writing. He sold his first novel while still in Greece and since then has published 15 novels, numerous short stories and a work of non-fiction.

Lucius Shepard

LUCIUS SHEPARD has received the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award for his fiction. His next book, due out this year, is a collection of his Dragon Griaule stories. He’s busy with a new novel about a fake apocalypse and lives and works in Portland.

Tim Lebbon

TIM LEBBON is a New York Times-bestselling writer from South Wales. He’s had twenty novels published to date including The Secret Journeys of Jack London: The Wild for HarperCollins (co-authored with Christopher Golden), Echo City, The Island, The Map of Moments (with Christopher Golden), Bar None, Fallen, Hellboy: The Fire Wolves, Dusk, and Berserk, as well as hundreds of novellas and short stories. He has won four British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, and a Scribe Award, and has been a finalist for International Horror Guild, Shirley Jackson, and World Fantasy Awards.

Forthcoming books include two novels for Orbit in the UK, the zombie/SF novel Coldbrook, and the massive short story collection Ghosts and Bleeding Things from PS Publishing, as well as several other projects.

Fox 2000 recently acquired film rights to The Secret Journeys of Jack London, and Tim is writing the screenplay with Christopher Golden. His story Pay the Ghost is in pre-production with Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, and several more of his novels and novellas are currently in development. He is also working on TV and movie proposals, solo and in collaboration.

Maura McHugh

Maura McHugh was born in the USA but was transplanted to Ireland when too young to protest. Her short stories and poetry have appeared in publications in the USA and the UK such as Fantasy, Shroud Magazine, Paradox Magazine, Goblin Fruit and M-Brane SF. In 2009 her script, ‘Hotel Training’, was shot and premiered as part of the Hotel Darklight anthology film. Last year she co-edited/juried The Campaign for Real Fear horror fiction contest with British author Christopher Fowler. In 2011 she has two comic books coming out from Irish small press Atomic Diner: Róisín Dubh and Jennifer Wilde. She lives in Galway and when she’s not writing she works as a blogger, newsletter editor and web content manager for the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild.

Damien G. Walter

Damien G Walter is a writer of weird and speculative fiction. His stories have been published in genre and literary publications including Electric Velocipede, Murky Depths, Serendipity, The Drabblecast, Pulp.net and Transmission and also broadcast on BBC Radio. In 2005 he was shortlisted for the Douglas Coupland short fiction contest, and more recently won a grant from Arts Council England to work on his first novel. He writes and reviews for The Guardian and IO9 among other venues. He attended the 2008 Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy workshop at UC San Diego.

Lauren Beukes

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Lauren Beukes is a recovering journalist, TV scriptwriter, award-winning columnist and writer (aka glorified typist).
She’s the author of the muti noir, Zoo City released in 2010 and the dystopian thriller Moxyland (2008) which William Gibson describes as “very, *very* good.”