Stephen Graham-King

Stephen Graham King lives in Toronto. His first book, JUST BREATHE, tells the funny, blunt, uncompromising story of his three year battle with metastatic synovial sarcoma. Since then, he has concentrated on writing speculative fiction, in particular, queer-themed space opera, and his short fiction has appeared in the anthologies NORTH OF INFINITY II, DESOLATE PLACES and RUINS METROPOLIS. His first novel, CHASING COLD, was released in 2012, followed by the first books in the Maverick Heart Cycle, SOUL’S BLOOD, (2016) and GATECRASHER (2017).




A Congress of Ships (coming 2019)

Derek Newman-Stille

Derek Newman-Stille is a PhD ABD at Trent University and teaches in Trent’s Department of English Literature. Derek researches representations of disability in Canadian speculative fiction. Derek is a 7 time Prix Aurora Award winner for his digital humanities project Speculating Canada ( ) and the Speculating Canada radio show on Trent Radio. Derek also runs two other digital humanities projects: Dis(Abled) Embodiment ([email protected] ) and Through the Twisted Woods ( www.[email protected] ), which he runs with Brittany Warman and Sara Cleto.

Derek is currently editing Over the Rainbow: Folk and Fairy Tales from the Margins with Kelsi Morris, which is being published through Exile.

Derek has published in academic fora like  Mosaic, The Canadian Fantastic in Focus, Quill and Quire, and Misfit Children: An Inquiry into Childhood Belongings and in fiction anthologies The Playground of Lost Toys and Accessing the Future.

Derek is Queer, Disabled, and he lives in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, where he likes to blend academia, art, and activism.