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Science Fiction & Fantasy Writing Faculty
Carolyn MacCullough is the author of the young adult novels, Falling Through Darkness (Roaring Book Press), one of the New York Public Library Best Books for the Teen Age, Stealing Henry (Roaring Brook Press), and Drawing the Ocean. She also teaches at the New School. She holds a BA from Grinnell College and an MFA in Creative Writing from the New School. Also Teaches:  Children's Book Writing  
Daniel Marcus has published short stories in both literary and genre magazines, including Witness, Asimov's, Realms of Fantasy, Science Fiction Age, ZYZZYVA, and Fantasy and Science Fiction. He is the author of the short story collection, Binding Energy (Elastic Press), the novel, Burn Rate (Apodis Publishing), and his nonfiction has appeared in Wired, Boing-Boing, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He has taught at the U.C. Berkeley Extension and San Francisco's Writing Parlor. He holds a BA from Hampshire College and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley.
Marta Randall has published numerous science fiction novels, including Islands (Pyramid Publications), which was nominated for a Nebula award, Journey (Pocket Books), Dangerous Games (Pocket Books), The Sword of Winter (Timescape Books), and Growing Light (St. Martin's Press, under the name Martha Conley). Her short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. She has edited for New Dimensions and Nebula Awards 19. She served one term as vice-president and two terms as president of the Science Fiction Writers of America. Marta has taught at the University of California at Berkeley Extension, the Clarion Writers' Workshop at Michigan State University, Seattle Central Community College, and through Portland State University's Science Fiction and Fantasy Workshops.
Michaela Roessner is the author of novels The Stars Compel, The Stars Dispose, Vanishing Point (Tor Books) and Walkabout Woman. She has published short fiction in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, OMNI Magazine, Strange Plasma, Room Magazineand various anthologies, including Conqueror Fantastic, Intersectionsand Full Spectrum2. She has taught at the Clarion Writers’ Workshop at Michigan State University and Western State Colorado University of Colorado. She holds a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts and an MFA in Popular Fiction from the University of Southern Maine/Stonecoast Creative Writing program.

Paul Witcover is the author of the novels The Emperor of All Things (Bantam Press), Dracula: Asylum  (Dark Horse), Tumbling After (HarperCollins), and Waking Beauty (HarperCollins), and the short story collection Everland and Other Stories (PS Publishing). He has published short fiction and essays in SciFiction, Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Twilight Zone, Night Cry, The Further Adventures of the Joker (Bantam Books), The Adventures of Superman (Bantam Books), Locus, Realms of Fantasy, Science Fiction Eye, and The New York Review of Science Fiction. He served as an editor for iPublish, a line of science fiction/fantasy books for Time Warner Books. He holds a BA from the College of William and Mary and an MA in Creative Writing and English from the City College of New York. 

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