Wendy Nikel is a speculative fiction author with a degree in elementary education, a fondness for road trips, and a terrible habit of forgetting where she’s left her cup of tea. Her short fiction has been published in Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, Daily Science Fiction, Nature: Futures, and elsewhere. Her time travel novella series, beginning with The Continuum, is available from World Weaver Press. For more info, visit wendynikel.com
Steven Fischer is a medical resident living in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. When he’s not too busy cracking open a textbook (or a patient’s thorax) you can find him exploring the Cascades by bike, boat, or boot. You can read more of his work at stevenbfischer.com or follow him on Twitter @stevenfischersf.
Peter S. Drang builds 3D printed robots by day and writes fiction by night. In prior lives, he’s been a high level software engineer, an entrepreneur who helped launch the ebook industry, and an AP Physics teacher whose diabolical labs scarred many young minds for life. This is his second appearance in FFO, and his work has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, the Flame Tree Press newsletter, and other fine fiction markets. He has numerous nonfiction credits as well, including an 850 page tome about an obscure programming language. You can find his blog at drangstories.com, including an analysis of his writing process for this story.
Andrew Kozma’s fiction has been published in Escape Pod, Reckoning, Daily Science Fiction, and Analog. His first book of poems, City of Regret (Zone 3 Press, 2007), won the Zone 3 First Book Award. Since 2002 he’s been based in Houston, Texas, endeavoring to use his adopted home in his stories more and more. He works as an editor for Reckoning, teaches at the University of Houston, and works the front desk at the Menil Museum. If you want to support him outside of reading his work in magazines, you can find him on Patreon.
lives in New Delhi, India. She’s a lifelong fan of horror, video games and dragons or any combination of the three. She’s also got bit of a soft corner for the occasional artificial intelligence. She can usually be found at her Twitter, yelling bad opinions about TV shows.
Her stories have appeared or will appear in Daily Science Fiction, Weird Horror Magazine and Mixed Mag.