Contributing Authors

Authors whom appear in our June/July 2020 issue

Matt McHugh - Author of Mother Mars

Matt McHugh was born in suburban Pennsylvania, attended LaSalle University in Philadelphia, and after a few years as a Manhattanite, currently calls New Jersey home. Website:

Edd Vick and Manny Frishberg- Authors of Child's Play

Edd Vick and Manny Frishberg have written separately for their whole lives and together since 2015. A bookseller and a recovering journalist, they have foisted more than six dozen short stories and novellas on an unsuspecting world, alone and together, ranging from hard science fiction to urban fantasies and weird western stories, available wherever fine words are sold (including More Alternative Truths (B Cubed Press) and Analog).

When not editing other people’s books, Frishberg is working on his three-book SF/Fantasy mystery series, and Vick just published his first short story collection for Fairwood Press, Truer Love and Other Lies.

J.L. Royce - Author of Last Float Out of Dodge

J. L. Royce is a published author of science fiction, the macabre, and whatever else strikes him. He lives in the northern reaches of the American Midwest. From time to time he may be spotted lurking in the North Woods, searching for the elusive psychological moment.   


Twitter:  @AuthorJLRoyce 



Gabrielle Bleu - Author of You're It

Gabrielle Bleu lifts mammoth tusks and triceratops frills for a living, all while holding a never-ending tide of ravenous silverfish at bay. Her work has appeared in the Story Seed Vault, the Arcanist, and the Crone Girls Press anthology "Coppice & Brake." Follow her on twitter @BeteMonstrueuse for birdwatching photos and occasional thoughts on werewolves. More of her writing can be found at

James Rumpel- Author of Night at Shining Star Intergalactic Casino

James Rumpel is a retired high school math teacher who has greatly enjoyed spending some of his additional free time rekindling his love for science fiction and the written word. He currently resides in Wisconsin with his wonderful wife, Mary

Thomas Broderick - Author of Rainmaker

Thomas Broderick is a freelance writer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a proud member of SFWA and hopes to attend the Clarion West Writers Workshop in the near future. You can read more of Thomas's fiction on his website,

Stephen C. Curro- Author of The Artemis

Hailing from Windsor, Colorado, Stephen has published and forthcoming work with Daily Science Fiction, 365tomorrows and Scifaikuest, among others.  When he's not writing, he works as a middle school paraprofessional, volunteers for the animal advocacy group Taproot Guru, and watches "bad" science fiction movies with family and friends

Harris Coverley - Author of Transmission, Gravity's Hymn, Allegrons, and All

Harris Coverley is a Rhysling-nominated poet and member of the Weird Poets Society, with verse in Star*Line, Scifaikuest, Jitter, View From Atlantis, and New Reader Magazine, amongst many others. He also has short fiction published or forthcoming in Planet Scumm, Horror Magazine, and Eldritch Journal. He lives in Manchester, England.

Christopher Lee Scoville - Author of Detained and The Future

Christopher works as a freelance Spanish/Portuguese to English Translator and lives in Kenosha, WI with his wife Ivy and his two cats. He grew up in the village of Fairchild in northwestern Wisconsin. In addition to being a poet, Christopher is also a sci-fi writer and reader. His favorite genre is raypunk.

Amirah Al Wassif - Author of If You Give Me Your Eyes and How I Washed My Heart

Amirah is a freelance writer, poet, and novelist (29) years old. Five of her books were written in Arabic and many
of her English works have been published in various cultural and international literary magazines around the globe
such as Praxis Magazine , The Gathering of Tribes, Credo Spoir, Reach Poetry, Mediterranean poetry, The BeZine, Merak Magazine, Writers Resist, and Street Light Press
She has 2 published poetry collection books in English,  For Those Who Don't Know Chocolate; and The Cocoa Boy and Other Stories. Her English literary creative works have been translated into Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, and Kurdish.


Christopher Collingwood - Author of A World for My Ashes

Chris was born and raised in Sydney Australia. He completed university in Sydney and graduated with a degree in business studies. Chris has devoted his spare time to writing, with works published in Outposts of Beyond, Illumen, Neo-Opsis, Not One of Us, Liquid Imagination, Adelaide Magazine, LIT UP, Fantastical Savannahs and Jungles Anthology (Rogue Planet) and various other works.



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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