ADRIENNE MARTINI, Contributing Editor, discovered science fiction at a tender age when she first picked up Heinlein’s Friday. She’s was the SpecFic Floozy for before writing about the field for the Baltimore City Paper and the Washington Post‘s Book World. She holds degrees in theatre and journalism, is a reformed newspaper editor and now teaches college students in Upstate New York. Her first book, Hillbilly Gothic: A Memoir of Madness and Motherhood was published in 2006; currently she is at work on Sweater Quest. She has two kids, one husband and a lot of yarn and books. She also feels strange when forced to write about herself in the third person. More than you’ve ever wanted to know about Martini can be found on her website: