Editorial: Wilder Publications, Inc.
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Editorial: Wilder Publications, Inc.
Formatos: ePub (con DRM de Adobe)
Mike Resnick es uno de los escritores más galardonados del género, por delante de autores como Isaac Asimov, Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Ray Bradbury y Robert A. Heinlein. Resnick ha ganado, entre otros, cinco premios Hugo, un premio Nebula y dos Ignotus, y ha sido nominado a veintisiete Hugos y once Nebulas. En 1993 obtuvo el premio Skylark de ciencia ficción por la obra de toda una vida, y tanto en el 2001 como en el 2004 fue elegido Autor del Año por Fictionwise.com.
Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) es autor de 36 novelas de ciencia ficción y 121 relatos breves en los que exploró la esencia de lo que hace al hombre humano, así como los peligros del poder centralizado. Hacia el final de su vida enfocó su trabajo hacia cuestiones metafísicas profundamente personales relacionadas con la naturaleza de Dios. Muchas de sus novelas y cuentos cortos han sido llevados al cine y la televisión, entre los que destacan Blade Runner (basada en ¿Sueñan los androides con ovejas eléctricas?), Desafío total, Minority Report y El hombre en el castillo. A lo largo de su carrera, que abarcó tres décadas, recibió el reconocimiento de la crítica y numerosos premios. En 2005 fue incluido en el Salón de la Fama de la Ciencia Ficción.
Henry Kuttner (1915 -1958) Henry Kuttner was born in Los Angeles, in 1915. As a young man he worked for the literary agency of his uncle, Laurence D'Orsay, before selling his first story, 'The Graveyard Rats', to Weird Tales in early 1936. In 1940 Kuttner married fellow writer C. L. Moore, whom he met through the 'Lovecraft Circle'", a group of writers and fans who corresponded with H. P. Lovecraft. During the Second World War, they were regular contributors to John W. Campbell's Astounding Science-Fiction, and collaborated for most of the 40's and 50's, publishing primarily under the pseudonyms Lewis Padgett and Lawrence O'Donnell. In 1950 he began studying at the University of Southern California, graduating in 1954. He was working towards his masters degree but died of a heart attack in 1958, before it was completed.
C L Moore (1911 - 1987) Catherine Lucille Moore was born in Indianapolis in 1911. Prolonged illness when young meant she spent much of her time as a child reading the fantastic tales of the day, a background that no doubt spurred her on to become a writer of science fiction and fantasy herself. Moore made her first professional sale to Weird Tales while still in her early 20's: the planetary romance 'Shambleau', which introduced one of her best-known heroes Northwest Smith. She went on to produce a highly respected body of work, initially solo for Weird Tales and then, in collaboration with her husband, fellow SF writer Henry Kuttner, whom she married in 1940, for John W. Campbell's Astounding Science Fiction. Moore was one of the first women to rise to prominence in the male-dominated world of early SF, and paved the way for others to follow in her footsteps. Moore ceased to write fiction after Kuttner's death in 1958, concentrating instead on writing for television. She died in April 1987 after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease.
Fritz Leiber is considered one of science fiction's legends. Author of a prodigious number of stories and novels, many of which were made into films, he is best known as creator of the classic Lankhmar fantasy series. Fritz Leiber has won awards too numerous to count including the coveted Hugo and Nebula, and was honored as a lifetime Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. He died in 1992.
Ron Goulart (b. 1933) is a cultural historian and novelist. Besides writing extensively about pulp fiction—including the seminal Cheap Thrills: An Informal History of Pulp Magazines (1972)—Goulart has written for the pulps since 1952, when the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction published his first story, a sci-fi parody of letters to the editor. Since then he has written dozens of novels and countless short stories, spanning genres and using a variety of pennames, including Kenneth Robeson, Joseph Silva, and Con Steffanson. In the 1990s, he became the ghostwriter for William Shatner's popular TekWar novels. Goulart's After Things Fell Apart (1970) is the only science-fiction novel to ever win an Edgar Award.In the 1970s Goulart wrote novels starring series characters like Flash Gordon and the Phantom, and in 1980 he published Hail Hibbler, a comic sci-fi novel that began the Odd Jobs, Inc. series. Goulart has also written several comic mystery series, including six books starring Groucho Marx. Having written for comic books, Goulart produced several histories of the art form, including the Comic Book Encyclopedia (2004).
Poul Anderson, Gran Maestro Nebula y el autor que más premios Hugo ha obtenido en toda la historia de la ciencia ficción, domina el saber histórico como pocos en el género. En La patrulla del tiempo vuelve a maravillarnos con una visión inteligente de la historia que fue, la que pudo ser y, tal vez, la que será. Un tour de force que nos demuestra cómo todas las ciencias (y no solo las duras...) proporcionan buen material para la mejor ciencia ficción.
STEVE RASNIC TEM was born in Lee County, Virginia in the heart of Appalachia. He currently lives in Centennial, Colorado with his wife, the writer Melanie Tem. His novels include Excavation, The Book of Days, the recent Deadfall Hotel and, co-written with wife Melanie Tem, Daughters and The Man On the Ceiling. He is the author of over 350 published short stories, and is a past winner of the Bram Stoker, International Horror Guild, British Fantasy, and World Fantasy Awards. He was also a finalist for the Philip K. Dick, Shirley Jackson, and Theodore Sturgeon awards. His other story collections include City Fishing, The Far Side of the Lake, In Concert (collaborations with Melanie Tem), Ugly Behavior, and Onion Songs.
MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY was the New York Times bestselling author of The Mists of Avalon and other Avalon titles, the Darkover science fiction series, and many other novels. She won the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement. Before her death in 2000, Bradley had lived for several decades in Berkeley, CA.
For well over a half century, Andre Norton was one of the most popular science fiction and fantasy authors in the world. Since her first SF novels were published in the 1940s, her adventure SF has enthralled readers young and old. With series such as Time Traders, Solar Queen, Forerunner, Beast Master, Crosstime, and Janus, as well as many stand-alone novels, her tales of action and adventure throughout the galaxy have drawn countless readers to science fiction. Her fantasy, including the best-selling Witch World series, her "Magic" series, and many other unrelated novels, has been popular with readers for decades. Lauded as a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America, she is the recipient of a Life Achievement Award from the World Fantasy Convention. Not only have her books been enormously popular; she also has inspired several generations of SF and fantasy writers, especially many talented women writers who have followed in her footsteps. In the past two decades she worked with other writers on a number of novels. Most notable among these were collaborations with Mercedes Lackey, the Halfblood Chronicles, as well as collaborations with A.C. Crispin (in the Witch World series) and Sherwood Smith (in the Time Traders and Solar Queen series). Andre Norton passed away in 2005.
Brenda W. Clough writes novels, short stories, and nonfiction. She has been a finalist for the Hugo and Nebula awards. She lives in a cottage at the edge of a forest, and has been reading comic books for half a century.
David G. Hartwell is a senior editor at Tor/Forge Books and the publisher of the New York Review of Science Fiction." He is the author of Age of Wonders, the editor of the anthologies The Dark Descent and The World Treasury of Science Fiction, and the coeditor of two anthologies of the best Canadian science fiction, Northern Stars and Northern Suns. He lives in Pleasantville, New York.Jacob Weisman is the founder, editor, and publisher at Tachyon Publications. His writing has appeared in the Cooper Point Journal, the Nation, Realms of Fantasy, the Seattle Weekly, and in the college textbook, Sport in Contemporary Society. He is the series editor for anthologies including The Secret History of Fantasy, The Urban Fantasy Anthology, and Crucified Dreams: Tales of Urban Horror. He lives in San Francisco.