Science Fiction

Science Fiction writers from Minnesota.

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A. Merc Rustad

A. Merc Rustad is a queer non-binary writer who lives in Minnesota. Merc is a Nebula Awards finalist, and their stories have appeared in Lightspeed, Fireside, Apex, Uncanny, Nightmare, and several Year’s Best anthologies. Their debut short story collection, So You Want to be a Robot, was published by Lethe Press.

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Bryan Thao Worra

Bryan Thao Worra is the Lao Minnesotan Poet Laureate and holds over 20 national and international awards for his writing and community leadership. He is the president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association and 2019 Joyce Fellow. He holds a 2009 NEA Fellowship in Literature, and represented the nation of Laos during the…

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Andrew DeYoung

Andrew DeYoung is the author of The Exo Project, the winner of the 2018 Minnesota Book Award for Young Adult Literature. He lives in Saint Paul with his wife and two children.

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Nathan Sacks

Nathan Sacks is a professional academic dissertation editor, children’s and young adult book writer, graphic novel translator, and occasional journalist. He was born and raised in Ames, Iowa and currently lives in uptown Minneapolis. He works on fiction, book-length nonfiction, and scholarly writing, and aims to provide fresh and original writing in a variety of…

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Lyda Morehouse

Lyda Morehouse leads a double life. By day, she’s a mild-mannered science fiction author of the Shamus and Philip K. Dick award-winning AngeLINK series. By night, she’s the bestselling paranormal romance and urban fantasy writer, Tate Hallaway. She’s written and published more than a dozen novels (five as Lyda and nine as Tate), and together…

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Michael Merriam

Michael Merriam is an author, actor, poet, playwright, and professional storyteller living in Hopkins, Minnesota. His debut novel, Last Car to Annwn Station, was named a Top Book by Readings in Lesbian & Bisexual Women’s Fiction, and his novella, Should We Drown in Feathered Sleep, was long-listed for the Nebula Award. His scripts have been…

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Catherine Lundoff

Catherine Lundoff is a Minneapolis-based award-winning writer, editor, and publisher. Her recent stories and essays are available at the Sherlock Holmes and the Occult Detectives, Queer Weird West Tales, Divergent Terror, Fireside Magazine, American Monsters, Haunting Shadows: Wraith 20th Anniversary Anthology, World of Darkness: Ghost Hunters, Queer Voices, and Dream Foundry. Her recent titles include…

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Kevin Kuhn

Kevin Kuhn is a retired technology executive and currently teaches at Carlson School of Management in Minneapolis. He won the 2018 eLit Book Gold Medal for Science Fiction and was a finalist in the 2018 Next Generation Indie Book Award for Inspirational Fiction. He is an active member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers…

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Naomi Kritzer

Naomi Kritzer has been writing science fiction and fantasy for over 20 years. Her short story “Cat Pictures Please” won the 2016 Hugo and Locus Awards and was nominated for the Nebula Award. Cat Pictures Please and Other Stories was released in 2017. Her young adult novel Catfishing on CatNet (based on “Cat Pictures Please”)…

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J.M. Lee

Born and raised in the great Minnesota north, J.M. Lee spent his formative years searching for talking animals and believing he could control the weather. After pursuing nerdy interests in comparative film studies, screenwriting, and Shakespeare, he graduated from the University of Minnesota with a much nerdier degree in linguistics with a focus in Japanese…