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Credit: Karen Osborne, 2018.

Credit: Karen Osborne, 2018.

 
Credit: Karen Osborne, 2018.

Credit: Karen Osborne, 2018.

AUTHOR BIOS

25 WORDS

Hugo and Nebula finalist K.M. Szpara is a queer and trans author of speculative fiction. You can find him online at kmszpara.com or Twitter @kmszpara.

50 WORDS

Hugo and Nebula finalist K.M. Szpara is a queer author who lives in Baltimore, MD. His debut novel, DOCILE, is coming from Tor.com Publishing in 2020; his short fiction appears in Uncanny, Lightspeed, Shimmer, and more. You can find him on the Internet at kmszpara.com and on Twitter at @kmszpara.

100 WORDS

K.M. Szpara is a queer and trans author who lives in Baltimore, MD, with a tiny dog. Kellan's debut alt-/near-future novel, DOCILE (Spring 2020, Tor.com Publishing), explores the snowballing debt crisis, consent, and privilege, and can be described as "really gay". He is the author of "Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time," a Hugo and Nebula nominated novelette about a gay trans man who's bitten by a vampire. More of his fiction can be found in venues such as Uncanny, Lightspeed, and Shimmer. You can find him on the Internet at kmszpara.com or on Twitter at @KMSzpara.

250 WORDS

K.M. Szpara is a queer and trans author who lives in Baltimore, MD, with a tiny dog. Kellan always has a good manicure, likes whiskey cocktails, and thinks pants are overrated. His debut alt-/near-future novel, DOCILE (Spring 2020, Tor.com Publishing), explores the snowballing debt crisis, consent, and privilege, and can be described as "really gay".

His novelette, "Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time," was nominated for the Hugo and Nebula Awards and Long-Listed for the Tiptree. Like Kellan, the protagonist is a gay trans man. Unlike Kellan, he's bitten by a Daddy vampire with an Ikea fetish. More of Kellan's fiction can be found in venues such as Uncanny, Lightspeed, and Shimmer. So far, all of it contains sex, which he insists is both about feelings, characters and social dynamics, but also, definitely, butts.

Kellan has a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School, which he totally uses at his day job as a paralegal. He is a graduate of the Viable Paradise workshop and the editor of Transcendent: The Year's Best Transgender Speculate Fiction (Lethe Press), which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly. You can find him socializing into the night at literary conventions, chatting in two hundred eighty characters or fewer on Twitter at @KMSzpara, or in print as K.M. Szpara.