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Eric T. Reynolds

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Eric T Reynolds, photograph courtesy of the author; 133x165

Hadley Rille Books was founded in 2005 by Eric T. Reynolds to publish Science Fiction stories with an emphasis on space, archaeology, climate and other science-related topics, with a goal to bring a new sense of adventure of the Universe to the reader.

Eric has edited over 40 highly-acclaimed anthologies, collections and novels, and has had short fiction published in several small press publications. He has also had several non-fiction articles published about space exploration history and history of technology.

Has your interaction with fans, for example, at conventions, affected your work?

Yes. I've gotten feedback on our books.

Is there any particular incident (a letter, a meeting, a comment that stands out?

I talked out our "Archaeology Series" at a panel at ConQuesT (in Kansas City), describing how the books portray women throughout ancient times, showing their everyday lives, books written by archaeologists and well researched. Several women (and men) in attendance said "Ooooooooooo!" That confirmed to me, we're on the right track with them.

Do you have a favourite author or book (or writer or film or series) that has influenced you or that you return to?

As a teen, I read a lot of Arthur C. Clarke whose fiction influenced my writing, because I like "hard" science fiction.

Who is the person you would most like to be trapped in a lift with? or a spaceship?

Two people: Ann Druyan and Carl Sagan.

Who is the person you would most DISlike to be trapped in a lift with? Or a spaceship?

I don't think I have anyone in mind.

What would you pack for space? (Is there a food, beverage, book, teddy bear, etc that you couldn't do without?)

Green Tea.

What is the most important thing you would like to get/achieve from your work?

As a publisher, I am on a "mission" to publish books that fill in missing gaps of the human jigsaw puzzle throughout time. There are a lot of missing pieces. For example: underrepresentation of women throughout historical accounts (and as science fiction authors) as well as people of color. The stories that can be added are fascinating.

What is the special satisfaction of your work?

That people enjoy our authors' books (published through my indie press). And my own fiction that I've had published, too.

submitted by Eric T. Reynolds

March, 2016

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Just the facts:
Born: In 1956, in a small Kansas town in USA.
Resides: Kansas City area, USA.
"The Cryo" Mythic Circle zine 2000
"A Bit of Science" Golden Age SF anthology 2006
"The Ugly Ones" Origins anthology 2009
"My First Duty" Galaxy's Edge magazine 2015
"Kuiper Belt Threat" Visions III: Inside the Kuiper Belt anthology - 2015
"Gray Wind" Sci Phi Journal - 2016

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