TOM WHITMORE, Contributing Editor, was one of the founders and operators of The Other Change of Hobbit SF bookstore from 1977 to 2008. He regularly works on SF conventions of many sizes, reads far less than he used to, and likes recommending books for friends. He co-chaired the World Science Fiction Convention in 2002 (ConJose). He and his partner Karen G. Anderson occasionally find interesting topics to write about for Locus. In the rest of his life, he’s a massage therapist and an art and book dealer in Seattle.