Rebecca F. Kuang was born May 29, 1996 in Guangzhou, China. Her family moved to the US in 2000. She grew up in Dallas TX, and went to college at Georgetown in Washington DC, where she studied history. She took a year off as an undergrad to live in Beijing and teach debate to high school students; in her free time, she worked on her first novel. She attended the ...Read MoreRead more
Benjamin Allen H. Winters (he added the “H” after he got married; it’s the first letter of his wife’s maiden name) was born June 14, 1976 in Washington DC and grew up in Maryland. He attended Washington University in St. Louis MO. Winters played in a punk band and wrote and performed in theater before switching his focus to writing. He’s lived all over the country, and currently resides in ...Read MoreRead more
Several times over the 13 years that I’ve been writing this column, I’ve railed against the toxic myth that science fiction is a predictive literature, a way to know the future. Science fiction writers are not fortune tellers, and that’s obvious because no one is a (real) fortune teller, because the future is unknowable, and because the future changes based on what we do.
With that said, there are two ...Read MoreRead more
The Locus Science Fiction Foundation announced the winners of the 2019 Locus Awards during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 29, 2019.
SCIENCE FICTION NOVELWINNER: The Calculating Stars, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor) Record of a Spaceborn Few, Becky Chambers (Harper Voyager US; Hodder & Stoughton) If Tomorrow Comes, Nancy Kress (Tor) Revenant Gun, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris US; Solaris UK) Blackfish City, ...Read More Read more