Fact: Science News by J J Campanella
Main Fiction: “Blood Drive” by Jeffrey Ford
Originally published in After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling.
Jeffrey Ford is the author of the novels, Vanitas, The Physiognomy, Memoranda, The Beyond, The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque, The Girl in the Glass, The Cosmology of the Wider World, and The Shadow Year. His story collections are The Fantasy Writer’s Assistant, The Empire of Ice Cream, The Drowned Life, and Crackpot Palace. A new collection, A Natural History of Hell ,will appear in May of 2016 from Small Beer Press. Ford is the recipient of the World Fantasy Award, Nebula, Shirley Jackson Award, Edgar Allan Poe Award, Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire (France), Hayakawa Award (Japan). His fiction has been translated into over 20 languages. In addition to writing, he’s been a professor of literature and writing for 35 years and has been a guest lecturer at Clarion Writing Workshop, The Stone Coast MFA Program, The Richard Hugo House in Seattle, and the Antioch University Writing Workshop. He lives in Ohio and currently teaches part time at Ohio Wesleyan University.
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