Boomtron has featured several dozen writers and critics since 2004, writing reviews, conducting interviews and writing columns, including several dozen guest posts on a variety of subjects from novelists and comic book creators. Find out more about Boomtron.

Sarah Somer is the author of “Pop Culture Cocktails,” a collection of cocktail recipes for popular television shows across a variety of genres. She continues to drink recreationally and watch television professionally while hanging out with her cats.

Damon is one of the partners/admins here at the site.  We do what we want.

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.

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

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

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. A collection, Blood: Stories will be published by Black Lawrence Press in January 2016. He is the former series editor for the Best American Fantasy anthologies and currently a co-editor of the occasional online magazine The Revelator. His blog, The Mumpsimus, was nominated for a World Fantasy Award in 2005. He is working toward a Ph.D. in Literature at the University of New Hampshire, where his research focuses on the work of Virginia Woolf, J.M. Coetzee, and Samuel R. Delany.

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.

Jay Tomio  is a co-owner of Boomtron. His accolades are as follows.