A Little About the Contributors

Steve Betz - Steve (SteveB) is a scientist by day and has a PhD in chemistry from the University of North Carolina, though these days he spends a lot of time thinking about endocrinology.  In addition to his love of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mystery, Steve likes to make a good cocktail and pick up a tennis racket from time to time (though rarely at the same time).   His personal blog can be found at the imaginatively named Steve's Place.  He lives in San Diego with his Beloved and his pointer, Penny.

Budd Black- Budd has a BA in English from Middle Tennessee State University.  He also contributes articles to PracticalBlackBelt.com, a website for martial arts enthusiast.  His personal blog, My Alternate Reality, can be found on both Blogger and Wordpress.  He has one published story in the Yesterday, I will Anthology.  As you can tell by his writing credits, Budd enjoys Science Fiction, martial arts, and writing.  Budd is the founder of the Nashville Science Fiction Book Club and participates currently in the book club for Boston Scifi Meetup .  Budd currently resides in Boston, MA with his family. 

Ross Goldberg - Ross' voracious reading habits often got him in trouble in school with teachers who didn't appreciate him reading during class.  A proud geek, he hopes to share his love of all things Sci-Fi and tech-related here and on his personal blog at Rossotron.com.  When his nose is not in a book, he can usually be found hanging out with his family in their home, Casa de Bedlam, in North Carolina.

Nick Posecznick - Nick is employed and has health insurance which makes his wife very happy.  Originally from Staten Island, NY, he has a BA in English lit and now lives in Middle Tennessee in a job that really doesn’t use that degree.  He’s a fan of comic books, animation, kung fu movies, sci fi, fantasy, hardboiled, and far left wing politics.  Favorite speculative fiction creators/creations: The Illuminatus Trilogy, The Paratwa Trilogy, The Red Mars Trilogy, Imajica, William Gibson, Joss Whedon, Guillermo del Toro, Cowboy Bebop, 100 Bullets, Mike Mignola, Howard Chaykin, Warren Ellis, Grant Morrison, Alan Moore, Hayao Miyazaki, Masamune Shirow, Katsuhiro Otomo, Hiromu Arakawa, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Moebius and those from or influenced by Gaijin Studios.  He sporadically maintains a personal blog , a rather blunt dating advice blog , a deviant art account , and a nanowrimo account.

John Weaver- John teaches at SUNY Binghamton in the English department, and specializes in the relationship between evangelicalism and literature, with a sub-specialty in science fiction (particularly its relationship to religion). This Winter he is  teaching a course on J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. His  favorite sci-fi authors include Dan Simmons, Mary Doria Russel, Walter Miller, James Blish, and Orson Scott Card (though he is starting to get a little lerry of Card with all his anti-gay statements).  John has two blogs, Against Biblical Counseling and Science Fiction Politics