1. Name: Amy
2. Location: New York City
3. Nickname/ Alias:
4. Favorite Speculative Fiction Genres: SF & F and graphic novels
5. Favorite Speculative Fiction Books: too many to list
6. Favorite Speculative Fiction Authors: Samuel Delany, Octavia
Stephen Barnes, Charles Saunders, Nalo Hopkinson, Andre Norton, Jack
China Mieville, C.J. Cherryh, Tanith Lee, Charles de Lint, Michael
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Sheri Tepper, Diana Wynne Jones, James Schmitz,
Barbara Hambly, Fritz Leiber, Judith Tarr, Louise Cooper, Patricia
Joan Vinge, James White, Charles Stross, Roger Zelazny, Gregory
Greg Bear, David Brin, Ursula le Guin, Jo Clayton, P. C. Hodgell,
Lichtenberg and more!
7. Favorite Speculative Fiction Characters: All the characters
Witches of Karres by James Schmitz, Olamina from Parable of the Sower
Parable of the Talent, Imaro from Charles Sauners' Imaro trilogy,
Moorcock's books, Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser from Leiber's books,
Hodgell's Kencyrath books and more!
8. Favorite Speculative Fiction Film or TV Adaptation of a Book:
of Heaven (1980), Dune directed by David Lynch, Planet of the Apes
and new), 2002: A Space Odyssey, Bladerunner, Spider-man (do comic
count?), The Time Machine directed by George Pal, The Fellowship of
Ring, Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone (do those last 2 count or
because they are fantasy?)
9. Topics of importance to you: Cultural, racial, sexual diversity
complex world building in speculative fiction
10. Your views on how people of color are depicted in Speculative
Recently, my favorite writers (see above) have made great strides in
featuring believable people of color in their fiction but much more
11. Your own published works, if any:
Co author of Martial Arts Movies: from Bruce Lee to the Ninjas with
Meyers and Bill and Karen Palmer.
See my book, film and graphic novel reviews at: rambles.net,
simegen.com, sequentialtart.com, diversebooks.com, diversedvd.com,
Blue Iris Journal).
12. Your web site: I write for the websites just listed.
13. Your Speculative Fiction Pet Peeves: too many media tie-ins
out original work on store bookshelves.
14. Memberships in science fiction clubs: lots of Yahoo genre
15. Anything else you think is important:
Open, questing, inquiring minds, educating people to be tolerant of
diversity in all forms, preserving and conserving the environment and
exploring space to reach the stars.