Fred SaberhagenAmerikansk forfatter som har skrevet SF og fantasy siden 1961. Han er manden bag tre meget populære serier. Først kom "Berserker" universet, hvor en ond races uovervindelige maskiner dukker op I rummet for at give menneskerne problemer. Derefter kom "Dracula" bøgerne, som starter med "The Dracula Tape" fra 1975, hvor Bram Stokers vampyr Dracula, endelig får lov til at fortælle sin side af den gamle historie. Senere møder Dracula Sherlock Holmes og I andre bøger finder vi ham I nutiden. Endelig har Saberhagen skrevet den lange "Swords" serie, om nogle magiske sværd som kan dræbe guder.
Brandon SandersonBrandon Sanderson (born December 19, 1975) is an American fantasy author. A Nebraska native, he currently resides in Provo, Utah. He earned his Master's degree in Creative Writing in 2005 from Brigham Young University, where he was on the staff of Leading Edge a semi-professional speculative fiction magazine published by the university. He was a college roommate of Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings. He has been nominated twice for the John W. Campbell Award.
Sanderson married on July 7, 2006 and is a member of the LDS church.
After Robert Jordan's death, Brandon Sanderson was selected by Harriet McDougal (Robert Jordan's widow), to complete the final book in Jordan's epic fantasy series The Wheel of Time. Harriet asked him to complete the series after being deeply impressed by Mistborn: The Final Empire. Tor Books made the announcement December 7, 2007. On March 30, 2009 it was announced that A Memory of Light, originally slated to be the final book in the Wheel of Time series, will be split into three volumes.
Lynsay SandsLynsay Sands (born Leamington, Ontario) is an award winning Canadian author of over 30 books. She is noted for the humor she injects into her stories. While she writes both historical and paranormal novels, she is best known for her Argeneau series about a modern family of vampires.
Sands grew up in Southern Ontario. Before college, Sands sent in a manuscript to Harlequin Enterprises, but got a response asking for a rewrite and anything else she had written; taking this as a rejection, Sands went on to study at the University of Windsor full time while working full time. Sands published her first novel, The Deed, in 1997.
Sands has written for three publishing houses: HarperCollin, Dorchester, and Kensington. Her novels have made the Waldens Books, Barnes & Noble, USA Today and The New York Times Bestsellers lists.
Andrzej SapkowskiAndrzej Sapkowski, born 21 June 1948 in Lodz, is a Polish fantasy writer. Sapkowski studied economics, and before turning to writing, he had worked as a senior sales representative for a foreign trade company. His first short story, The Witcher (Wiedzmin), was published in Fantastyka, Poland's leading fantasy literary magazine, in 1986 and was enormously successful both with readers and critics. Sapkowski has created a cycle of tales based on the world of The Witcher, comprising three collections of short stories and five novels. This cycle and his many other works have made him one of the best-known fantasy authors in Poland in the 1990s.
In 1997, Sapkowski won the prestigious Polityka's Passport award, which is awarded annually to artists who have strong prospects for international success.
In 2001, a Television Series based on the Witcher cycle was released in Poland and internationally, entitled Wiedzmin (The Hexer). A film by the same title was compiled from excerpts of the television series but both have been critical and box office failures.
Sapkowski's books have been translated into Czech, Russian, Lithuanian, German, Spanish, French, Ukrainian, Portuguese, and others. An English translation of The Last Wish short story collection was published by Gollancz in 2007. From 2009 the Witcher saga is published by Gollancz.
The Polish game publisher, CD Projekt, created a role-playing PC game based on this universe, called The Witcher, which was released in October 2007. There is also a mobile version of the game which has been created by Breakpoint Games and is being published by Hands-On Mobile in Western Europe,Latin America and Asia Pacific.
The English translation of Sapkowski's novel Blood of Elves won the David Gemmell Legends Award in 2009.
John ScalziScalzi was born in California and spent his childhood there, primarily in the Los Angeles suburbs of Covina, Glendora and Claremont. Scalzi went to high school with noted blogger Josh Marshall; both were members of the class of 1987. After his stint at The Webb Schools of California, Scalzi attended The University of Chicago, where he was a classmate of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Auburn. Scalzi's thesis advisor, for a brief time, was Saul Bellow. Scalzi abandoned his course of study with Bellow when he became Student Ombudsman for the University. During his 1989–1990 school year Scalzi was also the editor-in-chief of The Chicago Maroon.
After graduating in 1991, Scalzi took a job as the film critic for the Fresno Bee newspaper, eventually also becoming a humor columnist. In 1996 he was hired as the in-house writer and editor at America Online and moved to Sterling, Virginia, with his wife, Kristine Ann Blauser, whom he had married in 1995. He was laid off in 1998, and since then he has been a full-time freelance writer and author. In 2001 Scalzi, his wife, and their daughter, Athena Marie, who was born in 1998, moved to Bradford, Ohio, to be closer to family.
On 15 March 2007, Scalzi announced himself as a write-in candidate for president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, citing disagreement with the only ballot-listed candidate's vision for the future of the organization. He was not elected.
Palle SchmidtSelvlært illustrator, tegneserieskaber og forfatter, freelance siden 1998. I 2012 gennemført Master Class i manuskriptskrivning fra Den Danske Filmskole.
Kendt for sine anmelderroste grafiske romaner “Blodets Konkubine” og “STILETTO”, der begge er udkommet i USA, samt “Thomas Alsop”, der blev udnævnt til årets bedste mini-serie 2014 af USA Today. Desuden forfatter til en lille håndfuld ungdomsromaner i krimi- og thriller-genren.
Ken ScholesKen Scholes grew up in a trailer outside a smallish logging town not far from the base of Mount Rainier in the Pacific Northwest.
Baptized into Story at a young age, he fed himself on Speed Racer, Time Tunnel, Land of the Giants and Marine Boy sprinkled with a generous dose of dinosaur picture books. One day, his parents brought home two science fiction books -- Trapped in Space by Jack Williamson and Runaway Robot by Lester Del Rey. He read them perched in a tree and found a New Kind of Story. It set him on a reading path that eventually swept across genres -- mysteries, westerns, science fiction, fantasy, sword and sorcery, thrillers, horror. Still, speculative fiction remained home base for Ken; he cites Bradbury and Burroughs, Howard, Moorcock and King as strong influences.
Now on a steady diet of books (and comic books), he still snacked on television programs like UFO, Star Trek, Star Blazers and Twilight Zone and a string of movies that culminated in the advent of Star Wars. Not long after, he discovered yet another venue for Story -- the role playing game Dungeons and Dragons. Only there, he was an active participant in the adventures he and his friends spun.
When he was thirteen, he read Bradbury's essay "How to Keep and Feed a Muse" and knew he had to be a writer. When he was fourteen, he started writing stories of his own and by fifteen, he had started his own Rejection Slip Collection. His English teacher took notice of his writing and helped Ken get into young author's conferences and workshops along with making sure he was exposed to writers like Kurt Vonnegut and Maya Angelou when they passed through the area.
After a long break away from writing, Ken returned to it after logging time as a sailor, soldier, preacher, musician, label gun repairman, retail manager and nonprofit director. He sold his first story to Talebones Magazine in 2000 and won the Writers of the Future contest in 2004. His quirky, offbeat fiction continues to show up in various magazines and anthologies like Polyphony 6, Weird Tales and Clarkesworld Magazine.
Ken lives near Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Jen West Scholes, and invites readers to contact him through the website or through his blog. When he's not writing, Ken loses himself in Story elsewhere or sings Paul Simon songs to his immoveable cats. Contrary to popular belief, he no longer lives in a trailer. In July 2009, Ken and Jen welcomed their twin daughters: Elizabeth Kathleen and Rachel Ann Scholes.
Astrid ScholteRaised on a diet of Spielberg, Lucas and Disney, Astrid knew she wanted to be surrounded by all things fantastical from a young age. She’s spent the last 10 years working in film, animation and television as both an artist and manager. Career highlights include working on James Cameron's AVATAR, Steven Spielberg's THE ADVENTURES OF TIN TIN and HAPPY FEET 2 by George Miller. She’s a visual writer and aims to capture the vivid stories that play like movies in her head. When she’s not writing, she’s painting her favorite fictional characters and obliging her furry overlords, Lilo and Mickey.
Hal SchrieveHal Schrieve grew up in Olympia, Washington, and has a BA in history with a minor in English from University of Washington and studies library science at Queens College, New York. Xie lives in Brooklyn, New York, and hir poetry has appeared in Vetch magazine. Out of Salem is hir first novel.