E. R. Eddison
E R Eddison (1882-1945)Eric Rucker Eddison was born in Leeds in 1882 and was schooled by private tutors along with a young Arthur Ransome. He was later educated at Eton and Oxford, becoming a high-ranking British civil servant. His earlier 20th-century novels - most famously The Worm Ouroboros - influenced many of the great fantasy writers who followed him, such as JRR Tolkien, Ursula K. LeGuin and Michael Moorcock. After retiring from the civil service, he lived in Marlborough, Wiltshire until his death in 1945.
Marta Randall is the author of seven novels and numerous shorter works. She also edited NEW DIMENSIONS 11 and 12 and NEBULA STORIES 19. She has taught writing in a number of venues, including the Clarion workshop and through the University of California at the Berkeley extension. Currently she teaches private workshops. She was born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1948 and lives in Sonoma County, California, with her husband and youngest child. Her most recent book was GROWING LIGHT, written under the name Martha Conley.
Bill Ransom (1945 - )Bill Ransom was born in Puyallup, Washington in 1945. he began full-time employment at the age of eleven as an agricultural worker. He attended Washington State University on track and boxing scholarships, and the University of Puget Sound on a track scholarship. He received his BA in Sociology and English Education from the University of Washington in 1970, and MA in English from Utah State University in 1997. He is best known for the three novels he co-wrote with Frank Herbert.
Mickey Zucker Reichert
Mickey Zucker Reichert (1962- )Mickey Zucker Reichert is the working name Miriam Zucker Reichert. Reichert is a paediatrician and is a Doctor of Medicine. She is from a town in Iowa and has fostered and adopted children as well as a variety of animals, describing herself as a "bird wrangler, goat roper, dog trainer, cat herder, horse rider, and fish feeder who has learned (the hard way) not to let macaws remove contact lenses". Reichert began publishing work of genre interest with "Homecoming" for Space & Time in 1989. She has over 22 novels to her name, as well as an illustrated novella and over 50 short stories, and she is best known for her Renshai series, which provides a different perspective on traditional Norse mythology. Reichert was asked to write three prequels of I, Robot by Asimov's estate, being a science fiction author with an MD, and is the first woman to be authorised to write stories based on Asimov's novels.
Mack Reynolds (1917-1983)
Dallas McCord ('Mack') Reynolds was born in California in 1917. His father was the Socialist Labor Party Presidential Candidate on two occasions, and Reynolds' life and work were deeply affected by his political upbringing. After early careers in newspapers and computing, Reynolds returned from the Second World War and began to write science fiction. Based in Mexico but travelling widely in his role as Travel Editor for a men's magazine, he started slowly but surely to sell his work. Mack Reynolds wrote the first Star Trek novel, Mission to Horatius, and was once voted Most popular SF Author by the readers of Galaxy Science Fiction magazine. He died in 1983.
Lionel Roberts is a pseudonym for Lionel Fanthorpe.
Keith Roberts (1935-2000)
Keith Roberts was an English author and illustrator, who did more than most to define the look of UK Science fiction magazines in the sixties. He won four BFSA awards for his writing and his art, and edited the magazine Science Fantasy (later Impulse) for a time. He was also nominated for Hugo, Nebula (twice) and Arthur C. Clarke awards. He is perhaps best known for his seminal alternative history novel, Pavane, praised by George R. R. Martin: 'No alternate history novel of the past thirty years comes close to equalling Pavane'.
Deborah J. Ross
Deborah J. Ross is an American SF and fantasy author.
William Rostler (1926-1997) was an American SF author.
Rudy Rucker (1946 - )
Rudy Rucker is a writer, a mathematician, and a computer scientist with thirty-two published books. In the 1980s he received Philip K. Dick awards for his cyberpunk novels Software and Wetware. He took up painting in 1999, and has had three shows of his pop-surreal works in San Francisco. His fantastic novel of the afterlife, Jim And The Flims appeared in 2011, as did his memoir, Nested Scrolls: A Writer's Life. He is presently working on a 1950s SF novel called The Turing Chronicles, featuring a love affair between computer pioneer Alan Turing and Beat author William Burroughs.
Joanna Russ was born in New York City and is regarded as one of the leading feminist science fiction writers. She died in 2011.
Geoff Ryman was born in Canada in 1952 but moved to America when he was eleven. He moved to London in 1973. He began writing science fiction in 1976. His other novels include Was and 253. He currently lives and works in London and Oxfordshire.