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Daniel Pearlman

CLF Coordinator and Newsletter Editor, is a Professor of English at the University of Rhode Island . His book of speculative stories, The Final Dream and Other Fictions was published in the summer of 1995 by Permeable Press . His novel Black Flames was published by White Pine Press in October 1996.

Mark Amerika

Contributing Editor, is the author of many books including The Kafka Chronicles and Sexual Blood. He is the Director of the Alt-X Publishing Network .

Gary Bowen

Contributor, is editor of Obelesk Books/Triangle Titles. Mort Briggs

Editorial Associate, is a Professor of History at the University of Rhode Island. Specializing in the histroy of science, he often teaches History through SF novels.

Brian Clark

contributed the layout and design of the print version of CLF Newsletter #2. He is a graphic designer, scientific illustrator, and publisher of Permeable Press. Newly emerged as a novelist, Brian has just publshed Splitting (Cambrian Publications, 1999).

Don D'Ammassa

Contributing Editor, is a novelist, prolific short story writer, and an indefigable reviewer for the SF Chronicle. He owns one of the vastest collections of the sf/f/h in the known universe.

Paul DiFilippo

Contributing Editor, has had several collections of short fiction published by Four Walls, Eight Windows, including The Steampunk Trilogy (now a mass-market Bantam paperback) and Ribofunk. In 1997 his novel Ciphers came out in paperback published by Permeable Press and Cambrian Publications.

James Patrick Kelly

Contributor, has published four novels and over forty short stories.

Tim Kenyon

Contributer to CLF NEWS #6 is a fiction writer and Masters of Fine Arts student at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont. He is studying the impact of social change on science fiction literature while working on his first novel.

Janet Massa

Editorial Associate, is a fiction writer and doctoral student in English at the University of Rhode Island , and is interested in the place of LF in public education.

Kimberly Jo McGarghan

CLF Webmaster, is a fiction writer, playwright, and technical writer who recently received her BA in English at the University of Rhode Island. She is currently researching a book about Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Karen Michalson

Contributing Editor, earned her PhD in English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Fiction writer, musician, and literary critic, she is the author of Victorian Fantasy Literature: Literary Battles with Church and Empire, Edwin Mellon Press, 1990, as well as an unpublished fantasy trilogy and an unpublished suspense-fanatsy novel. She has recently completed writing an album based on her fantasy trilogy.

Kathleen Moffitt

CLF Reviews Editor, is a frequent contributor of essays to the lifestyle pages of the Providence Journal. Her short story "Blondie on the Cape" was published in the Sunday Journal Magazine as part of a fiction contest. She has written reviews of restaurants and entertainment for radio. On the part-time teaching circuit since 1981, she has taught at four colleges such diverse courses as "Business Writing" and "Classroom Survival Skills." A fourth-year Ph. D. student in the English Department at the University of Rhode Island , she sometimes works as a bill collector in a medical office to pay for her writing habit.

Darlene Netcoh

Contributor, is a high-school English teacher whose graduate-school studies include intensive work in science fiction.

Thomas Policastro

Marketing Consultant, has been a professor of Marketing at the University of Rhode Island. He is now a top executive of an area Public Relations firm.

Eric S. Rabkin

Contributing Editor, is Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He has lectured in Europe, Australia, and throughout the U.S. on fantasy, science fiction, fairy tales, humor, American literature, literary theory, culture studies, pedagogy, composition, and administration. He has over one-hundred-ten publications, including twenty-six books written, co-written, edited, or co-edited, including Narrative Suspense (1973); The Fantastic in Literature (1976); Science Fiction: History, Science, Vision (with Robert Scholes, 1977); Teaching Writing That Works: A Group Approach to Practical English (with Macklin Smith, 1990); It's A Gas: A Study of Flatulence (with Eugene M. Silverman, 1991); Stories: An Anthology and an Introduction (1995); and Effective Writing (videotape series, 1995). An innovative teacher, Rabkin has received the University Teaching Award and held a chair as an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor. His other honors include awards from the American Council of Learned Societies and the American Philosophical Association.

His administrative roles have included co-founder and Director of the university-wide Collegiate Institute for Values and Science; Associate Dean for Long Range Planning for the College of Literature, Science and the Arts; Collegiate Minority Affairs Officer; and Interim Chair of the Department of Linguistics and, simultaneously, Interim Director of the English Language Institute. Rabkin has served as a consultant to over forty publishers, journals, and other organizations and is the founder of WRITE ON TARGET, a corporate communications consulting firm. He is a regular commentator on language and culture topics for Michigan Radio.

Professor Rabkin also runs the University of Michigan Fantasy and Science Fiction Home Pages and an "utilitatian" home page .

Chris Reed

Contributing Editor, is the British-based NSFA (New Science Fiction Alliance) Coordinator and publisher of the award-winning speculative fiction magazine Back Brain Recluse.

Faye Ringel

Contributing Editor, is Associate Professor of Humanities at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut. She has also taught at Eastern Connecticut State University, University of Rhode Island Extension, and Connecticut College. She holds the Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Brown University and an A.B. in Comparative Literature from Brandeis University.

Her interdisciplinary study, New England's Gothic Literature: History andFolklore of the Supernatural from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century, recently appeared from the Edwin Mellen Press. While this book focuses on horror and dark fantasy writers such as King, Lovecraft (and fellow Contributing Editor Don D'Ammassa), she has also published articles in Extrapolation and other journals about (among other things) urban fantasy, fantastic Neo-Pagans, and the Scribblies.

Her scholarly work also draws upon twenty-five years of participating in SF fandom as reader, bookseller, performer, and writer. She was the Founding Baroness of the Bridge (Rhode Island) in the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Edward Steven Shear, AKA "The Tedster"

CLF Online Information Manager & Interim Webmaster, is a poet, technical writer, computer programmer/consultant, and a doctoral student in University of Rhode Island. He currently teaches in the College Writing Program, and the Department of English, where he also serves as the Coordinator of the Communications Technology Classroom. He also teaches in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the New England Institute of Technology. His current research is focused upon his forthcomming dissertion on the antecendents of "hypertextual" and "multimedia" forms of writing by 19th century British writers. Other forthcoming work include a new multimedia poem. an essay on Robert Burns. and contibutions to The Guide to Rapid Revisioni, Seventh Edition, by Daniel Pearlman, et. al.

WWW SITE: http://www.uri.edu/studentss/eshe6575/

Kiersten Stevenson

Editorial Associate, has degrees in Humanities and English. She is currently enrolled in the graduate program at the University of Rhode Island.

Jeff VanderMeer

Contributing Editor, is the recipient of a 1995-96 $5,000 Florida Individual Artist Grant for fiction. His fiction has appeared in over 140 magazines worldwide, including Asimov's SF Magazine, Darker Voices (U.K.), 2001 (India), Ikarie B (Czech), Magic Realism, and The Silver Web. His nonfiction has appeared in Mystery Scene, Magill's Guide to SF/Fantasy Literature, SF Eye, Tangent, and Carnage Hall. He currently edits Leviathan, a yearly fiction anthology, and is publisher of the national-award-winning Ministry of Whimsy Press.

Don Webb

Contributor, has a new book out from Black Ice: A Spell for the Fulfillment of Desire. He has work translated into Japanese, Norwegian, Bengali, Spanish, German, French, Russian, and Chinese. His Web page is linked here . Don writes: "A list of all of my published work and a whole lot of interesting stuff besides is at http://www.euro.net/mark-space/. Don's first novel, The Double, came out in 1998 with St. Martin's Press and is reviewed online in CLF Newsletter #6.


The Council for the Literature of the Fantastic is based at the Department of English of the University of Rhode Island. We thank the University and the Department for their support.

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