Contributing Authors

Authors whom appear in our June/July 2020 issue

Christopher Miller - Author of Penumbrae

Weekdays Chris is a systems programmer with an interest in cryptography. Weekends he washes dishes and flips eggs in a family restaurant. He enjoys chess, Go and table tennis, writes for love.

David Chevalier - Authors of Not Usual

David M. Chevalier is a writer, programmer, and improv. performer. He lives in rural New Hampshire with his wife and two children.

Franco Amati - Author of The Meek Have Inherited Earth

Franco Amati is a speculative fiction writer from New York. His educational background is in cognitive science. His fiction has been published in The Colored Lens, Northern Speculative, Visitant Lit, and other places. You can find more of his work at



Gregory Gafni-Pappas - Author of The Tricorder Files

Gregory Gafni-Pappas is a practicing emergency physician in the United States. He is passionate about improving humanity by challenging the status quo and uses science fiction writing as a conduit for his hopes and dreams. He is currently working on his first major science fiction novel.

Nancy Kay Clark- Author of Night at Shining Star Intergalactic Casino

Based in Toronto, Canada, Nancy Kay Clark writes sci-fi and speculative fiction for both adults and children. Published work includes a middle grade adventure novel The Prince of Sudland: Escape from the Palace

A.G. Armstrong - Author of Labeling Error

Ana lives in New England with her partner and their dog who likes to eat sofa legs. Her stories have most recently appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Corvid Queen, Write Ahead: The Future Looms, and others. You can find her on twitter at @whataremetaphor.

Russell Hemmell- Author of Aei Phanes, Always Visible to Longing Eyes

Russell Hemmell is a French-Italian transplant in Scotland, passionate about astrophysics, history, and Japanese manga. Winner of the Canopus Awards for Excellence in Interstellar Writing. Recent work in Aurealis, Cast of Wonders, Flame Tree Press, and others. SFWA, HWA and Codexian. Find them online at their blog and on Twitter @SPBianchini.

Ken Poyner - Author of Commerce, The Onset of Robot Society, and more!

After years of impersonating a Systems Engineer, Ken has retired to watch his wife continue to break national and world raw powerlifting records.  Ken’s two current poetry (“The Book of Robot”, “Victims of a Failed Civics”) and four short fiction collections (“Constant Animals”, “Avenging Cartography”, “The Revenge of the House Hurlers”, “Engaging Cattle”) are available from Amazon and elsewhere.

Baishampayan Seal - Author of Vocabulary and Bug Season

Baishampayan Seal is based in Kolkata, India, where they are currently pursuing an MSc in Statistics. When not testing hypotheses or beating the keyboard for C++ or R coding, they enjoy writing short poems and flash stories. Their work has previously appeared in Star*Line ( and Bewildering Stories (, and is forthcoming in Illumen, Scifaikuest and Space and Time, among others. They can be found on twitter @BaishampayanSe1

G.O. Clark- Author of Boot

G. O. Clark's writing has been published in Asimov's, Analog, Space & Time, A Sea Of Alone: Poems For Alfred Hitchcock, Tales Of The Talisman, Daily SF, HWA Poetry Showcase VI and many other publications. He's the author of 15 poetry collections, the most recent, "Easy Travel To The Stars”, 2020. His second fiction collection, "Twist & Turns", came out in 2016. He won the Asimov's Readers Award for poetry in 2001, and was Stoker Award finalist in 2011. He's retired, and lives in Davis, CA.

David P. Rogers - Author of How to Become a Mythological Being

David Rogers' latest work is Roots of the Dark Tower: The Long Quest and Many Lives of Roland, available from Amazon. More about David can be found at


Elizabeth McClellan - Author of Hydrologic Cycles

Elizabeth R. McClellan is a domestic and sexual violence attorney by day and a poet in the margins. Their work has appeared in Chrome Baby, Dreams and Nightmares, Star*Line, Goblin Fruit, Apex Magazine and many others. They can be found @popelizbet in most places with @s

Sukarma Rani Thareja - Author of Backbone of Science and Technology and More!

Dr Sukarma Rani Thareja is an Associate Professor(Retired) of chemistry from Christ Church College, CSJM Kanpur university, Kanpur, UP, India. She did PhD Chemistry from IIT-K , India. She is passionate about poetry, art, science. Her works have been published in National/International conferences/Journals

Thomas E. Simmons  - Author of Potency, Recalled

Thomas E. Simmons is a professor at the University of South Dakota School of Law. He teaches courses such as Trusts & Wills, Estate Planning, and Remedies in Law & Equity. His legal scholarship has been published in numerous law reviews and journals. His poetry has appeared in Corvus Review, North Dakota Quarterly, and Nebo. Find him at

Randall Hayes - Author of Oikonomia

Randall Hayes, PhD, did research in neuroscience and taught for roughly a decade before becoming a writer and entrepreneur in Greensboro, NC, USA.  The failings of orthodox economics are an ongoing interest, and other pieces about it can be found in the PlotBot column at or at his personal blog at

Sidra Waqar - Author of Biology 101

Sidra Waqar is a freelance writer.


Returning Authors

Any Author who has appeared in more than one issue of Utopia Science Fiction, they may not necessarily be featured in the current issue


John Grey - Author of Dear Interplanetary Society and Expedition Beyond the Solar System and An Altair Night


John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident. Recently published in That, Dunes Review, Poetry East and North Dakota Quarterly with work upcoming in Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal, Thin Air, Dalhousie Review and failbetter.


Sukarma Rani Thareja - Author of Chemist Long Walk and Time-Science-Happiness

Dr Sukarma Rani Thareja is an Associate Professor(Retired) of chemistry from Christ Church College, CSJM Kanpur university, Kanpur, UP, India. She did PhD Chemistry from IIT-K , India. She is passionate about poetry, art, science. Her works have been published in National/International conferences/Journals...


Louis Gallo - Author of Brain Cells, Schrodinger, Zeno's Arrow, and more!

Two volumes of Louis Gallo’s poetry, Crash and Clearing the Attic, will be published by Adelaide in the near future. A third, Archaeology, will be published by Kelsay Books. His work has appeared or will shortly appear in Wide Awake in the Pelican State (LSU anthology), Southern Literary Review, Fiction Fix, Glimmer Train, Hollins Critic, Rattle, Southern Quarterly, Litro, New Orleans Review, Xavier Review, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Missouri Review, Mississippi Review, Texas Review, Baltimore Review, Pennsylvania Literary Journal, The Ledge, storySouth, Houston Literary Review, Tampa Review, Raving Dove, The Journal (Ohio), Greensboro Review,and many others. Chapbooks include The Truth Change, The Abomination of Fascination, Status Updates and The Ten Most Important Questions. He is the founding editor of the now defunct journals, The Barataria Review and Books: A New Orleans Review. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize several times. He is the recipient of an NEA grant for fiction. He teaches at Radford University in Radford, Virginia.

Denny E. Marshall - Author of Barnacles, Launch (Sneeze), Departure Unlisted, Chameleons and More!

Denny E. Marshall had had art, poetry, and fiction published. Some recent credits include interior art in Midnight Echo #14 and poetry in Space & Time Magazine #134 Fall 2019. See more at

David Barber - Author of What the Good Must Remember and What I Knew Then

David Barber lives in the UK. His work has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, New Myths and Asimov’s. (He framed the cheque) His ambition is to write.

Kim Whysall-Hammond - Author of Calling Sky and Gift

Kim Whysall-Hammond is  an astronomer and project manager, an expert in obsolete telecommunications arcana and an exiled Londoner who fondly believes that she’s a good dancer.  Her Grandfather told her  bedtime stories about  Morlock’s when she was seven and this may have had an effect.

Nathaniel Wander - Author of Out on Two Limbs and My Animatronic Best Friend

A retired public health anthropologist who came to specialize on the international tobacco industry’s attempts to influence both the public and its leaders with regard to health policy- making, Nathaniel Wander has also studied how societies and environments shape each other and how even ‘sophisticated’ cultures use myth and folklore to ‘think about’ ongoing problems. It’s taken him almost sixty years to publish his first science fiction story, but look out Isaac
Asimov and Fred Pohl.


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