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Tesseracts 6

About the Contributors

The Aurora Award-nominated Tesseracts 6 is the sixth in an ongoing series of anthologies of Canadian science fiction and fantasy, published by Tesseract Books of Edmonton. Robert J. Sawyer and Carolyn Clink edited Tesseracts 6, which was published in December 1997. What follows are the notes on the contributors that appeared at the back of that volume.

Edward Baranosky is a poet, painter, writer, and illustrator, and a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. His works have appeared in many venues, including magazines, anthologies, and live performances.

Nancy Bennett is a Vancouver Island writer with two upcoming poetry chapbooks, an SF collection from TransVersions called "Father Was a Demon From the Stars," and a Vampire collection from Shadowfire Press.

Sylvie Bérard was born in Montreal in 1965. She is currently doing postdoctoral studies in science fiction at the University of Toronto, and is assistant editor of the University of Toronto Quarterly. Her speculative fiction has appeared in imagine..., Mobius, Solaris, and Belgium's Regart.

Peter Bloch-Hansen of Toronto was a founding member of the "Cecil Street Irregulars" SF writing workshop. His story "Show and Tell with the Universe" won second prize in Toronto's "Word on the Street" contest in 1991, and a play by him was produced by Toronto's Arts and Letters Club in 1995.

Eric Choi won the Asimov Award in 1994. A former editor of the Canadian Space Gazette, his fiction has appeared in SF Age and Asimov's.

Carolyn Clink of Thornhill, Ontario, has published SF poetry in Analog, On Spec, TransVersions, Tesseracts4, and all four volumes of the Northern Frights series.

Candas Jane Dorsey lives in Edmonton. Her novel Black Wine (Tor Books, New York) won 1997 Crawford Fantasy Award and her story "Sleeping in a Box" won the 1989 Aurora Award.

James Alan Gardner has contributed stories to previous Tesseracts anthologies, including the Aurora-winning "Muffin Explains Teleology to the World at Large." He has published numerous other stories in magazines such as Asimov's and The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, plus two novels, Expendable and Commitment Hour, both from Avon.

Katie Harse recently received a Master of Arts degree specializing in Gothic and Speculative Fiction, and now works for a small publishing company in Calgary. Research for a CD-ROM for gemologists inspired her to write "The Fishmonger's Emeralds," which is her first published work of fiction.

Robyn Herrington moved to Calgary from Australia in 1978. Her credits include "Under the Ocean, There are no Stars" in Parsec and "Evolutionary Games" in Return of the Dinosaurs. When not writing (or working), she enjoys blowing glass.

Nalo Hopkinson lives in Toronto, where she arrived in 1977 at the age of 16, by way of her homelands of Jamaica, Trinidad, and Guyana (long story; ask her sometime). In 1997, she won the Warner Aspect First Novel competition, judged by C. J. Cherryh, for her novel Brown Girl in the Ring.

Laura Houghton: Laura Houghton lives in Victoria, trying with minimal success not to starve or live in rat-filled garrets while she writes poetry.

Jan Lars Jensen lives in Chilliwack B.C. His stories may be found in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Interzone, Geist, On Spec, Grue, Aboriginal SF, and the anthologies Tesseracts5 and Synergy 5.

Sandra Kasturi was born in Estonia in 1966 and has lived in Sri Lanka, New York, Montreal, and Toronto. Her poems have appeared in TransVersions, Contemporary Verse 2, several issues of On Spec, Northern Frights 4, Tesseracts5, and a forthcoming issue of Prairie Fire.

Dora Knez lives in Montreal with her husband, their fish and a lot of plants. She wrote this poem at the Clarion SF writing workshop of 1995.

Scott Mackay has had stories published in Tesseracts3, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and Science Fiction Age. His new SF novel Outpost will be published by Tor Books in 1998.

Catherine MacLeod lives in Nova Scotia, adores Ray Bradbury, Rod Serling, Chris Carter, and doubts you want to meet her in a dark alley.

Yves Meynard was born in 1964, and lives in the Montreal area. He has won numerous awards for his forty-odd short stories and seven books.

Derryl Murphy eats, digests, sleeps, commutes, reads, watches TV, mows the lawn and shovels the walk in Edmonton, most often in the company of his wife and son. But when he writes, he writes alone, noble outline looking wan and harsh in the light of his monitor.

Lia Pas is a composer, musician, and writer living in Saskatoon. Her poetry has appeared in Grain, NeWest Review, and Filling Station.

Jacqueline Pearce is a writer, artist, mother, and educator who works out of her home in Vancouver. She focuses mainly on writing for children and young adults.

Clélie Rich, a poet and freelance editor, lives in Vancouver. Her chapbook In All Her Rooms won the 1994 Hawthorne Poetry Award. She is working on a collection called The Patois of the Body.

Rhea Rose hopes that someday she will be a full-time writer, again. Until then, she works as a full-time high school math teacher in Coquitlam, BC, and as a full-time mother to her young son. This is her third sale to Tesseracts.

Robert J. Sawyer of Thornhill, Ontario, is the author of ten SF novels, including Far-Seer, Starplex, and Illegal Alien (Ace), Frameshift (Tor), and the Nebula Award-winning The Terminal Experiment (HarperPrism). He's also won the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award and five Aurora Awards.

Douglas Smith began writing science fiction and fantasy in 1996. Other credits include another Herok'a story entitled "A Bird in the Hand" (Deadly Beauties), "Last of a Thing" (Writer's Block), and "New Year's Eve" (Timeshift, Australia). He lives in Unionville, Ontario, with his wife and two sons.

Jena Snyder (a.k.a. Production Editor for On Spec) has written far more than the "million words of shit" Stephen King says are required before a writer becomes "good." Two of her 6.75 novels are currently under consideration.

Hayden Trenholm is a playwright whose work has appeared across Western Canada and on CBC Radio. His novel A Circle of Birds was published in 1993. "Red Tide" is his second speculative-fiction sale.

Jean-Louis Trudel was born in Toronto. He holds degrees in physics, astronomy, and the history and philosophy of science. He is the author of a couple of novels published in France, ten young adult books published in Canada, and a number of short stories both in French and in English.

Michael Vance is a resident of Aurora, Ontario.

Élisabeth Vonarburg was born to life in 1947 (France), to reading in 1952 (myths, fairy tales, comics, adventure), to writing in 1958 (poetry), and to science-fiction in 1964 (at last!). She's won many awards in France, Quebec, Canada, and the United States — most recently le Grand Prix de la Science-Fiction et du fantastique Quebecois.

Andrew Weiner has published over fifty short stories in magazines and anthologies in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Poland, and the Czech Republic.

Robert Charles Wilson of Toronto is the author of The Harvest, Mysterium, and the forthcoming Darwinia. He has won the Aurora and Philip K. Dick awards.

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