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Bradley Denton's latest novel is Lunatics, a "coming of middle age" fantasy for adults. His other novels include Wrack & Roll, Buddy Holly is Alive and Well on Ganymede, and Blackburn. His newest book is the collection One Day Closer to Death.

Mitchell Bentley is a painter who specializes in airbrushed astronomical scenes. He's Director-At-Large for the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists, he co-owns a gallery in Tulsa with a permanent display of his work, and he's a skilled art auctioneer.

David Hartwell has edited novels by big-name authors such as Philip K. Dick, Nancy Kress, and Gene Wolfe, and by rising stars including Catherine Asaro, Richard Garfinkle, and Patrick O'Leary. Hartwell has edited more than a dozen anthologies, including the new ongoing annual Year's Best SF series.

Peggy Ranson's drawings and paintings, published in fanzines and exhibited at conventions, won her a Best Fan Artist Hugo. Her exquisitely-designed program books have been the delight of New Orleans conventions for years. Some of her illustrations can be found in George Alec Effinger's collection Maureen Birnbaum, Barbarian Swordsperson.

Steven Gould is author of the SF novels Jumper and Wildside, which have breathed new life into the coming-of-age genre. Steve's latest book is Greenwar, an eco-thriller written in collaboration with wife Laura J. Mixon, and his next novel Helm is scheduled for March.

Peter F. Hamilton is a rising star of the British SF scene. His first three books (Mindstar Rising, A Quantum Murder, and The Nanoflower) were well-regarded cyberpunk detective novels that somehow earned him the nickname "Britain's answer to Jerry Pournelle". Hamilton's current project is a series that has reinvigorated space opera. The first book, The Reality Dysfunction, appeared in summer 1997, and the next volume, The Neutronium Alchemist, is due out in spring 1998.