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Sue Burke

Elizabeth Bonesteel

Poppy Z. Brite

Nancy Butts

Nancy Butts lives in Barnesville, Georgia, with her husband, Don, her son, Evan, a black belt in karate and three dogs. The Door in the Lake examines that area of the psyche where the mind and body meet, and where identity resides – grippingly recounted in an X Files meets Twilight Zone style of adventure which will enthrall readers of...

Greg Bear

Born in 1951, Greg Bear published his first short story sixteen years later. His first novel was published in 1979, and his most famous novels, Blood Music and Eon, emerged during the eighties and have now become established classics. He is the multiple Nebula and Hugo award-winning author whose works are celebrated for their vision, intensity and drama. Other novels include ‘Darwin’s Radio’, Moving Mars, Queen of Angels, Eternity and The Forge of...

David Bischoff

David Bischoff is the author of several successful tie-in novels such as ‘War Games’.

Terry Bisson

Hugo and Nebula award-winning author Terry Bisson is the author of five novels, and the novelization of William Gibson’s screenplay ‘Johnny Mnemonic’. He lives in New York City.

Peter V. Brett

Peter V. Brett is the international bestselling author of THE PAINTED MAN and THE DESERT SPEAR. Raised on a steady diet of fantasy novels, comic books and Dungeons & Dragons, Brett has been writing fantasy stories for as long as he can remember. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature and art history from the University at Buffalo in 1995, and then spent more than a decade in pharmaceutical publishing before returning to his bliss. He lives in New York...

Charles Butler

Charles Butler lives in Bristol, where he works as an English Lecturer, specialising in children’s fantasy. He was educated at London University and the University of York, where he combined English Literature with a postgraduate degree in computer science.

Ray Bradbury

Born in Illinois, in 1920, Ray Bradbury remains one of the most prestigious authors of science fiction in the world. His works include such noteworthy titles as The Illustrated Man, Dandelion Wine and The Machineries of Joy. Fahrenheit 451, his most celebrated work, continues to be one of the bestselling science fiction novels over fifty years after its first publication. Bradbury’s diverse imaginative talents led him to be appointed as Idea Consultant for the United States Pavilion in 1963 and throughout his life he was an enthusiastic playwright, working for many years at the Pandemonium Theatre Company in Los Angeles and later the Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena. Bradbury was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, he received the National Medal of Arts and was made the 10th SFWA Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. For his outstanding contribution to the genre he received the Sir Arthur Clarke Special Award, and a special citation by the Pulitzer Prize jury ‘for his distinguished, prolific, and deeply influential career as an unmatched author of science fiction and fantasy.’ Ray Bradbury died in Los Angeles, California, on June 5, 2012, at the age of...

Marion Zimmer Bradley...

Marion Zimmer was born in Albany, NY, on June 3, 1930, and married Robert Alden Bradley in 1949. Mrs. Bradley received her B.A. in 1964 from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, then did graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1965-67. Writing for over 4 decades, she is best known for her Darkover science fantasy series and her Arthurian masterpiece, The Mists of Avalon. She also edited anthologies for 14 years and published Marion Zimmer Bradley’s FANTASY Magazine. She died in Berkeley, California on September 25, 1999, four days after suffering a major heart...

Lois McMaster Bujold

Lois McMaster Bujold was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1949. She attended Ohio State University from 1968 to 1972. Her fourth novel, Falling Free, won Lois her first Nebula. The Mountains of Mourning, also went on to win both Hugo and Nebula Awards for best novella of 1989, and The Vor Game and Barrayar won Hugos for best novel in 1991 and 1992. The Curse of Chalion, was published in 2001 and won the Mythopoeic Award for best adult fantasy. Its sequel, Paladin of Souls, won a Romantic Times 2003 Reviewers’ Choice Award for best fantasy novel, the Locus award for best fantasy novel, and the Hugo Award for best novel. All her titles have been translated into fourteen languages (so...

Steve Barlow

Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore are two of the authors of the best-selling LOST DIARIES series. They met whilst teaching in Nottingham in the 1980s and have been unable to get away from each other since! When not finding Lost Diaries, Steve Skidmore still teaches and both Steves write extensively for several publishers. Between them they have written, or contributed to, well over forty books. They enjoy working with children and were writers in residence at a local school during the National Year of Reading. They also perform at many festivals during the year, working tirelessly to promote history as fun! Steve Barlow lives in Derbyshire with his wife and two children. His hobbies include walking, sailing and dodging the attentions of enraged historians. Steve Skidmore lives in Leicester and enjoys rugby and live...

Stephen Baxter

Stephen Baxter applied to become an astronaut in 1991. He didn’t make it, but achieved the next best thing by becoming a science fiction writer, and his novels and short stories have been published and won awards around the world. His science background is in maths and engineering. He is married and lives in Buckinghamshire. The author of ‘Titan’ and ‘Moonseed’, Stephen Baxter is the most ambitious, most acclaimed, and most accomplished of a new generation of scientifically trained authors who are expanding the vision of science fiction and taking it to a new golden...

Laurence Bergreen

Laurence Bergreen is a prize-winning biographer and journalist. He is the author of Voyage to Mars: NASA’s Search for Life Beyond Earth; Louis Armstrong: An Extravagant Life; As Thousands Cheer: The Life of Irving Berlin and James Agee: A Life. His first book was Look Now, Pay Later: The Rise of Network Broadcasting. He is a graduate of Harvard University. As part of the research for this book, he sailed through the Strait of Magellan. He lives in New...

Alice Borchardt

Alice Borchardt shared a childhood of storytelling with her sister, the bestselling novelist Anne Rice, in New Orleans. A professional nurse, she has also nurtured a profound interest in little-known periods of history. She published her debut novel, ‘Devoted’, in 1995.

Clive Barker

Clive Barker is a man of astonishing creativity – author, artist and film-maker; he has taken the worlds of the fantastique and horror and made them his own. Born in Liverpool in 1952, Clive studied English and Philosophy at Liverpool University before moving to London. Eight years ago, he was still a struggling artist and playwright, mounting his own fringe plays. But at the same time he was also writing short stories. These were to be collected together and were published in six volumes, THE BOOKS OF BLOOD. The initial publication was low key, but THE BOOKS OF BLOOD nevertheless built up a huge readership through word-of-mouth. Clive Barker was on his way. Running parallel with his publishing successes is a flourishing career as a film-maker. Barker’s directorial debut, HELLRAISER, touched new heights of horror and earned him world-wide recognition. Clive moved to Los Angeles in 1991 to pursue his two careers more effectively. In true Hollywood style he lives in Beverley Hills in a house with a history that dates back to the early...