Chris Cornetto is a physics teacher by day and writer by night. In addition to physics, he has degrees in chemistry, philosophy, and psychology. He likes exploring ethical questions through fantasy settings, and enjoys long walks with small dogs.
Q: What inspires you?
A: Many things! I’m the filter feeder in the inspiration food chain. Sometimes, it’s bouncing ideas off tweets with friends. Sometimes I start with a title but no story. Sometimes I start with a line or a scene with no idea how the rest of the story goes. Recently, I’ve tried to address some weird imbalances in tropes that irked me, like the Selkie myth.
Antony Paschos was born in 1979 and lives in Athens, Greece. He is a member of the Science Fiction Club of Athens. He has worked as a Paintball field operator, a delivery boy, and an air taxi pilot. He currently works as an airline pilot.
Q: Why do you write speculative rather than realistic fiction?
A: My love of speculative fiction is a disease that struck in childhood. When I was 7, my parents gave me a book of Greek and Norse myths and another of Arthurian tales. Ever since then I’ve devoured every fantasy novel I can get my hands on. When I started writing my own stories back in 2014, there was never a chance that I would choose a different genre. I love the freedom that speculative fiction provides, both as a writer and as a reader. Beyond the constraints of our own world, we can do anything.
L. Chan hails from Singapore. He spends most of his time wrangling two dogs. His work has appeared in places like Translunar Travellers Lounge, Podcastle, and the Dark. He tweets occasionally @lchanwrites.
Q: What’s better: writing or having written?
A: Both are wonderful in their own ways. The writing process itself can be frustrating when things aren’t flowing as you’d like, but the satisfaction after a successful writing session is hard to match.