Lela E. Buis

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Lela E. Buis
Born Middlesboro, KY
Occupation Writer, poet
Nationality US
Alma mater The Florida State University
Genre speculative fiction

Lela E. Buis is a speculative fiction writer, playwright and poet who was born in Middlesboro, KY. She graduated from Florida State University and the Florida Institute of Technology, and worked in engineering for a number of years at Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida. She currently resides in Tennessee and is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and the Science Fiction Poetry Association. From 1992 to 2002 she served as director of The Best of Soft Science Fiction Contest.[1][2] Her short stories, poems and articles have appeared in science fiction and fantasy publications including Galaxy, Thirteenth Moon, Star*line and others.[3] That Ridge press has recently released collections of her short stories and poetry.[4]


Selected book length publications include:


  • Desperate Lives
  • Hurricane Season
  • Storm and Shadow
  • Competitive Fauna


  • Entwined: The Marriage of Dream and Vision
  • Defiance: A Narrative Poem[4]


  1. ^ Borcherding, D. H. (1996). Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer's Sourcebook: Where to Sell Your Manuscripts. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Best of Soft Science Fiction Contest". Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Heldreth, Leonard; Pharr, Mary (1999). The Blood Is the Life: Vampires in Literature. Bowling Green State University Press. 
  4. ^ a b "Lela E. Buis - Summary Bibliography". Internet Speculative Fiction Database. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 

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