Editors and Co-founders:

Jonathan Laidlow currently works as a Web and E-learning Consultant at a UK University. Don’t mention Laurence Sterne to him. He attempts to write fiction these days, and occasionally blogs at jonlaidlow.com. He tweets as BurtKenobi.

Nigel Price is a freelance writer and editor who works as a partner in The Moor House Partnership, an outplacement and website consultancy. Though puzzled as to what he did to deserve it, he is immensely proud that Gene Wolfe dedicated the novels Home Fires and A Borrowed Man to him. He lives with his wife in Wiltshire, England, and is still trying to finish his first novel, which he describes as a weird conflation of Conan Doyle, H. G. Wells and Jerome K. Jerome. Don’t mention Edmund Spenser to him.

Contributors:

Michael Andre-Driussi was born in California in 1962 and has lived there ever since, except for those two years spent in the Japanese interior, just before the bubble burst. He got into small press publishing with Lexicon Urthus in 1994, and by 2020 his book empire had grown to 19 titles, including seven books on the fiction of Gene Wolfe, and seven collections of his own short stories.

Marc Aramini was born in Washington D.C. to military parents. Throughout his childhood, he lived in a variety of remote locations, from Madrid to Maine. He has spent most of his adult life in the American Southwest. He has a degree in Biochemistry from The University of Notre Dame and a Masters in English Literature from Northern Arizona University. He has taught college English and high-school Biology, worked in banking and in gyms, and even (amidst many permit and property negotiation roles) worked as a handstand and balancing act performer in a circus. His multi-volume study of the complete fiction of Gene Wolfe, beginning with Between Light and Shadow: An Exploration of the Fiction of Gene Wolfe, 1951-1986, was published in 2015. He currently teaches English composition and literature at Walters State Community College.

Robert Borski lives in the same American Midwest as Gene Wolfe. His fiction has appeared in Analog, Cosmos, and The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction; and his essays in The New York Review of Science Fiction.  He has published two collections of his essays on Gene Wolfe: Solar Labyrinth: Exploring Gene Wolfe’s Book of the New Sun (2004) and The Long and the Short of It: More Essays on the Fiction of Gene Wolfe (2006).

Craig Brewer is a professor of Humanities at Western Governors University. He earned his doctorate in Renaissance literature from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters Degree in continental philosophy from Penn State. He has written on Wolfe, Edmund Spenser, Mary Sidney Wroth, Christopher Marlowe, and Barry Malzberg. Along with James Wynn, he hosts the ReReading Wolfe Podcast, which moves chapter by chapter through The Book of the New Sun trying to keep the entire, spoiler-filled series in mind at all times. He lives outside of Chicago with his wife and two sons. (And when the mood hits you, check out his WeirdChristmas.com for strange holiday fun.)

After eight years as a geographer, Jeremy Crampton has just written his second ever piece on SF, a chapter on Philip K. Dick for an edited volume on the geography of SF.

Martin Crookall is a former lawyer who fell in love with words at the age of four and never looked back. As well as his own novels, published through Lulu.com, he writes about everything that interests him at his Author for Sale blog. A born and bred Mancunian, and proud of it, he lives surrounded by books, comics and music.

Nick Gevers was born in Oxford, England, in 1965, and has lived in South Africa since 1970. His interest in Gene Wolfe dates back to the mid-1980s, when, after reading The Book of the New Sun, he resolved to write his MA dissertation on the works of Wolfe in general. After obtaining his MA, he received a PhD for a thesis including a section on Wolfe, and in the years since, he has published several articles discussing Wolfe, reviews of a number of Wolfe’s books, and two interviews with the great man. Gevers reviewed science fiction and fantasy books for Locus magazine from 2001-2008, and has been editor at PS Publishing since 2002. His SF anthologies include Extraordinary Engines (2008) and Other Earths (2009, with Jay Lake).

Stephen Palmer was born in 1962 in Harpenden, UK, and was brought up in Wales and in England. He read physics at the University of London, then went on to follow a “portfolio career”, including time at a college, a private girls’ school, a university, and with the booksellers Waterstones. He now works at a college in Shropshire. He has written a number of science fiction and fantasy novels. His blog can be found at http://stephenpalmersf.wordpress.com/ and his latest novel, Urbis Morpheos, is now available on the Amazon Kindle.

Scott Wowra is a college instructor of psychology and research methods. His published articles appear in Ethics and Behavior and The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. He resides in Columbia, South Carolina.

Peter Wright is a lecturer at Edge Hill College of Higher Education and a Teacher of the University of Liverpool, where he teaches Science Fiction, Utopian and Dystopian Fiction, Film Studies and Narratology. His doctoral thesis,  entitled ‘A Conundrum Wrapped in an Enigma: Rereading Gene Wolfe’s The Fictions of the New Sun’, forms the basis of Attending Daedalus: Gene Wolfe, Artifice and the Reader, a study of Wolfe’s fiction from Liverpool University Press. He has written articles on Wolfe, Edgar Rice Burroughs, the British Post-Alien Intrusion Film, and Dr Who: The Movie.

James Wynn is a technical writer in Austin, Texas, who is half of the podcast ReReading Wolfe, devoted to a close spoiler-intensive, theory-spinning analysis of The Book of the New Sun as well as Wolfe-related interviews. He came of age in northern Ohio but has lived in various parts of Texas ever since. He is currently lurking in his library and waging a quixotic campaign against mediocrity.