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Columnists/Feature Writers

Ben Thompson graduated from Florida State University in 2002 with degrees in History and Political Science. He has run the popular website since 2004, and has written humorous history-related columns for outlets such as Cracked, Fangoria, Penthouse, and the American Mustache Institute. His first book, BADASS: A Relentless Onslaught of the Toughest Warlords, Vikings, Samurai, Pirates, Gunfighters, and Military Commanders to Ever Live was published worldwide by HarperCollins in October 2009. A second book, titled BADASS: Birth of a Legend: Spine-Crushing Tales of the Most Merciless Gods, Heroes, Villains, and Mythical Beings Ever Envisioned, was released by the same publisher in March 2011. CONTACT

Hal Duncan is a sodomitic Scots smoker who staggered drunkenly into the SF Café in 2005 with his debut, Vellum, and now has various novels, novellas, short stories, poems and essays circling in print or the aether. Further scribblings and rantings can be found at CONTACT

Elisabeth Rappe was once an aspiring medievalist, now a writer for A movie & video game loving bowl of awesome. Screw the cereal, I’m the prize inside! CONTACT

Contrary to dogma, Rachel Parker is the mind-killer. She is a nerd, writer, and art historian living in Brooklyn, NY. You can read more of her posts at CONTACT

Matthew Cheney has published fiction and nonfiction in a variety of venues, including One Story, Weird Tales, Locus, Rain Taxi, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, and elsewhere. He is a columnist for Strange Horizons and the former series editor of Best American Fantasy. His blog, The Mumpsimus, was nominated for a World Fantasy Award in 2005. He currently lives in New Hampshire and teaches at Plymouth State University. CONTACT

Jonathan McCalmont is a critic whose work has been published at Strange Horizons, The SF Site, The New York Review of Science Fiction, Vector and The Escapist. He maintains a film and literary blog entitled Ruthless Culture and he writes a monthly gaming column at Futurismic entitled Blasphemous Geometries. CONTACT

Brody Gibson studied film in Vancouver, BC. I originally intended to become a video editor, but realized I have a passion for writing. To say I love television is a bit of an understatement. I watch it religiously, think about it constantly. To be able to talk about it is one the best things in the world. Combining that with my love of writing gives me the opportunity to express my opinions to the Internet masses and start gripping conversations. CONTACT