Sylvie Bérard is Assistant Professor at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, where she teaches Québec literature and culture. Her scholarly research includes women's science fiction, feminist writing, and Québec literature. With Suzanne Grenier, she has translated novels by EnglishCanadian sf and fantasy writers Leona Gom and Nancy Kilpatrick. As a writer, she has published numerous short stories in Canadian and foreign magazines. In 2002, she received the Aurora award for best Canadian sf short story in French for 'La guerre sans temps' (published in Québec magazine Solaris). In 2005, she was awarded the Grand Prix de la sciencefiction et du fantastique for her sf novel Terre des autres (Alire, 2004).
Guy Davidson is a lecturer in the English Literatures Program at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He has published on late nineteenthcentury British fiction, and twentieth-century Australian and American fiction. He is currently working on a book on commodity culture and same-sex desire in contemporary US literature and cinema.
Kelley Eskridge is a fiction writer, essayist, and screenwriter. Her short stories have been published in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Japan. She has won the Astraea Award and several of her stories have been finalists for the Nebula and James Tiptree, Jr awards. Her first novel, Solitaire (2002), was published by HarperCollins Eos and is currently being adapted for film by Cherry Road Films. Her first collection of short stories, Dangerous Space, was published by Aqueduct Press in 2007.
Joan Gordon is Professor of English at Nassau Community College in New York and the reviews editor for Science Fiction Studies. She is the co-editor of Blood Read: The Vampire as Metaphor in Contemporary Culture (University of Pennsylvania Press 1997) and Edging into the Future: Science Fiction and Contemporary Cultural Transformation (University of Pennsylvania