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Deborah Abela
Dan Abnett
Alma Alexander
Goldie Alexander
Maria Alexander
E. C. Ambrose
Kevin J. Anderson
Joanne Anderton
Lou Antonelli
Jeff Apter
Erryn Arkin
Michael Aronovitz
T. G. Arsenault


Tony Baker
Steven Barnes
Lorraine Bartlett (Lorna Barrett)
Dianne Bates
Brett Battles
Alan Baxter
Raymond Benson
Jennie Bentley
Ziana de Bethune
J Carson Black
Russell Blackford
Marc Blake
Margaret Blake
Alex Bledsoe
Lawrence Block
Hal Bodner
Royce Bond
David Rex Bonnewell
Max Booth III
Kody Boye
Paul Brandon
Jason Brawn
Michele Briere
Damien Broderick
Cara Brookins
Robert Gregory Browne
Suzie Bruce
Carson Buckingham
Colin Burrough
Richard Lee Byers


Christy K. Cagle
Kenneth W. Cain
Laken Cane
Rebeccca Cantrell
Jennifer Caress
Dee Leana (D. L.) Carter
Jay Caselberg
Amy Sterling Casil
C. J. Cherryh
Vince Churchill
Margaret Clark
Allan Cole
Sue Coletta
Mason Cole
Colleen Collins
Paul Collins
Jack Conner
Storm Constantine
Rowena Corey Daniells
Russ (R. G.) Crossley
Julie Czerneda


Ursula Dabrowsky
Joshua Danker-Dake
Jack Dann
Cecilia Dart-Thornton
Ellen Datlow
Rjurik Davidson
Jeremy Davies
Lauren B. Davis
Milton J. Davis
Stephen Dedman
Alyx Dellamonica
Emily Devenport
Karen Dionne
Craig DiLouie
Betsy Dornbusch
Douglas Draa
Mary Doyle (M. L. Doyle)
Robert Dunbar
T. Fox Dunham
David Dunwoody


Hazel Edwards
Rosemary Edghill
Harlan Ellison
Earl Emerson
Janet Evanovich


J. G. Faherty
Diana J. Febry
Raymond E. Feist
J. Lincoln Fenn
Jaine Fenn
Gemma Files
Julie Fison
Satima Flavell
Chrisopher Fowler
Candice Fox
Bob Freeman
Patrick Freivald
Gregory Frost


Susanne Gervay
Lee Goldberg
T. E. Grau
Robert Greenberger
Kerry Greenwood
David Gerrold
Eileen Gunn


Joe Haldeman
Lee Harding
Frances Hardinge
Richard Harland
Charlaine Harris
Joanne Harris
Norman Hetherington
Karen Heuler
Michael Hiebert
Jim C. Hines
Brad C. Hodson
Robert Hood
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Tanya Huff
Rhys Hughes


George Ivanoff
Ian Irvine


Anna Jacobs (a.k.a. Shannah Jay)
Sable Jak
Rob Jan
Mike Jansen
Ronan Jackson Jefferson
Howard Andrew Jones
Stephen Graham Jones
Linda Jordan
Robert Jordan


Paul Kane
Sandra Kasturi
Ali Kayn
A. Henry Keene
Ronald Kelly
Nancy Kilpatrick
Jackie King
Laurence Klavan
Brian Knight
T. M Knight
Nancy Kress
Kristine Kathryn Rusch


Rod Labbe
Gregory Lamberson
John Langan
Sarah Langan
Joe R. Lansdale
Edward Lazellari
Sharon Lee
Wayne Lemmons
Dave Luckett


Brad (B. J.) McBride
Anne McCaffrey
Tania McCartney
Melia McClure
R. Scott McCoy
Val McDermid
Beverley Macdonald
Bevan McGuiness
Edward McKeown
Andrew J McKiernan
Sean McMullen
Catriona McPherson
Josh Malerman
Juliet Marillier
Louise Marley
Jeffrey J. Mariotte
George R. R. Martin
Lisa Mason
Sophie Masson
Graham Masterton
Alana Matthews
Peter Mark May
Ged Maybury
S. S. Michaels
Bill Miller
David Miller
Kim Miller
Keith Minnion
Mr Squiggle
Thomas F. Monteleone
Ralph Robert (Rob) Moore
K. Z. Morano
B. L. Morgan
Chris Morris
Jenny Mounfield
Joe L. Murr


Ira Nayman
K. S. (Karen Simpson) Nikakis
William F. Nolan
Phil Nork
David North-Martino
Errick Nunnally
Jody Lynn Nye


Laurence O'Bryan
Sally Odgers
Molly Oldfield
Kate Orman
Robert O'Reilly
Elaine Ouston


Kim Paffenroth
Gillian Polack
Andrew Plant
Jennifer Povey
Tim Powers
Terry Pratchett
Michael Pryor
Felicity Pulman


Eric T. Reynolds
J. D. Rhoades
Daniel Ribot
A. G. Riddle
Selena Robins
Jane Routley
Sally Rogers-Davidson
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Maddie Ryan (see Selena Robins)


Marta Salek
Juliet M Sampson
Pamela Sargent
Ty Schwamberger
Liesel Schwarz
Richard Alan Scott
L. J. Sellers
Zoë Sharp
Michael W. Sherer
Mark Shirrefs
Robert Silverberg (under construction)
G. G. Silverman
Maynard Sims (see Mick Sims
or Len Maynard)
Michael (Mick) Sims
Sanet Smit
Douglas Smith
Michael Marshall Smith
Lyle Blake Smythers
L. L. Soares
Nate Southard
Richard Dean Starr
Robert Stava
Jaxx Steele
Robert N. Stephenson
Eugene Stewart
Lucy Sussex
Leann Sweeney
Patrick Swenson
Morgan Sylvia


Cecilia Tan
K J Taylor
Jeffrey Thomas
Richard Thomas
Erin Thorne
Tamara Thorne
Tom Trumpinski
Lisa Tuttle


Simon Kurt Unsworth


Gordon Van Gelder
Michael A. Ventrella


Tim Waggoner
Adam Wallace
James Walley
Robert W. Walker Don Webb
Janeen Webb
Ian Welke
Peggy Wheeler
Tony Whelpton
Sean Williams
Simon Williams
F. Paul Wilson
Jonathan Winn
Jonathan Wood
Rocky Wood
K. Ceres Wright


Michael Yowell


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