British science-fiction legend Brian Aldiss, born in 1925, is the author of more than fifty books, including such classics as the Helliconia Trilogy, Greybeard, The Malacia Tapestry, Frankenstein Unbound, the Squire Quartet, and Non-Stop. His many commendations include the Hugo, Nebula, British Science Fiction Association, John W. Campbell, and Locus awards.
Steve Amick is the author of the novels The Lake, the River & the Other Lake and Nothing but a Smile, and his stories have appeared in McSweeney’s, Story, Playboy, and the Southern Review, among other publications. He teaches in Pacific University’s low-residency MFA program.
Ben Hoffman is the author of a chapbook, Together, Apart. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he is at work on a novel and a collection of stories.
Thomas Morris is from Wales. His debut collection, We Don’t Know What We’re Doing, will be published in spring 2015 by Faber and Faber. He lives in Dublin, Ireland, where he edits the Stinging Fly, a literary journal.
Yuko Sakata’s stories have appeared in the Missouri Review—as the winner of the Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize—and on Vice.com. A recipient of a fellowship from the MacDowell Colony, she holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Wisconsin—Madison. She is also a dancer/choreographer and a translator, and she lives in New York City.
Gia Coppola graduated from Bard College in 2009 with a degree in photography. Her debut feature film, Palo Alto, premiered at the 2013 Telluride Film Festival and will be released in theaters May 9.