Patrick Doerksen lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. He wishes that his carbon footprint were smaller and his repertoire of long German compound words were bigger. He is glad a bookish lifestyle furthers both goals.
Benjamin Cort hopes to be a doctor sometime before he dies and drinks an unhealthy amount of tea. He spends most of his money on board games and maple cream cookies from CVS. He likes to play guitar, but doesn’t do it all that well, and the majority of his musical repertoire consists of Matchbox 20 covers. He often wears a blue knit hat, given to him by a nice old lady on the Appalachian Trail, which he secretly hopes is lucky.
Phil Berry lives and works in London. He began to write short speculative fiction three years ago, having been inspired during his mission to read the sci-fi classics that he overlooked earlier in life. His story ‘Sheer’ appeared in a 2016 edition of Metaphorosis. Others have appeared in Headstuff, Nebula Rift, Liars’ League, 365 Tomorrows, and Daily Science Fiction. Philip also writes on medical ethics, his day job being a hospital doctor.
Rob Francis is an academic ecologist and writer based in London. He spends his days researching urban ecosystems and lecturing students on whatever thoughts happen to arrive in his head during class. On the train to work, he writes fantasy and horror stories.
Kathryn is a potato who lives in Virginia with her superhero dad and yoga teacher mom and her dog, Rusya. Her sister is also an artist, and together they have journeyed through the ups and downs of discovering their true selves within their work. She is hoping to study environmental science in the future and save the world. katyaham.deviantart.com Kathryn Hammond‘s image “Fire” is the cover art for our October 2017 stories.