Jack Skillingstead

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Jack Skillingstead (born October 24, 1955)[1] is an American science fiction writer living in Seattle, Washington.

In 2001 Skillingstead was named a winner in Stephen King's "On Writing" contest.[2] As of January 2014 Skillingstead has published thirty-one short stories in professional and semi professional markets. He has also published two novels and a story collection. His work has appeared in four Year's Best Anthologies and has been translated into various languages, including Russian, Polish, Czech and French. Skillingstead has been nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award[3] and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award.[4] In a review of Are You There and Other Stories, Tangent called Skillingstead "a major author in the genre of SF."[5]

Personal life[edit]

Skillingstead was born in 1955 and grew up in a working class suburb of Seattle. He has spent most of his life in and around that city. Skillingstead is the youngest of five siblings. In 2011 he married science fiction writer Nancy Kress.[1][6]

Works[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Harbinger (Fairwood Press, 2009)[7]
  • Life On The Preservation (Solaris Books, 2013)[8][9][10]

Collections[edit]

  • Are You There and Other Stories (Golden Gryphon Press, 2009)[11]

Short stories[edit]

  • The Apprentice (Whispers From The Shattered Forum, 2003)
  • Hardwood (Glyph, 2003)
  • Dead Worlds (Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 2003)
  • Reunion (On Spec, 2004)
  • Rewind (Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 2004)
  • Transplant (Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 2004)
  • Scatter (Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 2004)
  • The Tree (On Spec, 2005)
  • Bean There (Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 2005)
  • Overlay (Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 2005)
  • Are You There (Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 2006)
  • Life on the Preservation (Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 2006)
  • Girl in the Empty Apartment (Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 2006)
  • Two (Talebones Magazine, 2007)
  • The Chimera Transit (Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 2007)
  • Scrawl Daddy (Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 2007)
  • Thank You, Mr. Whiskers (Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 2007)
  • Everyone Bleeds Through (Realms of Fantasy, 2007)
  • Strangers on a Bus (Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 2007)
  • What You Are About to See (Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 2008)
  • Double Occupancy (Polu Texni: A Magazine of Many Arts, 2008)
  • Cat in the Rain (Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 2008)
  • Alone with an Inconvenient Companion (Fast Forward 2, 2008)
  • Rescue Mission (The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction: Volume Three, 2009)
  • Einstein's Theory (On Spec, 2009)
  • Human Day (Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 2009)
  • The Avenger of Love (Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, 2009)
  • Here's Your Space (Are You There and Other Stories, 2009)
  • The Flow and Dream (Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 2011)
  • Free Dog (Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 2011)
  • Steel Lake (Solaris Rising: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction, 2011)
  • Arlington (Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Skillingstead, Jack". Revised April 2, 2015. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (sf-encyclopedia.com). Retrieved 2015-07-20. Entry by 'JC', John Clute.
  2. ^ "Local News: People talk 11/2/01 (11/02/01)". seMissourian.com. 2001-11-02. Retrieved 2015-07-22. 
  3. ^ "Philip K. Dick Award". Philip K. Dick Award. Retrieved 2015-07-22. 
  4. ^ "The Theodore Sturgeon Award Finalists". Sfcenter.ku.edu. 2015-06-13. Retrieved 2015-07-22. 
  5. ^ "Are You There - Jack Skillingstead". Tangentonline.com. 2010-02-23. Retrieved 2015-07-22. 
  6. ^ "Locus Online Perspectives » Jack Skillingstead: Ups & Downs". Locusmag.com. Retrieved 2015-07-22. 
  7. ^ "HARBINGER by Jack Skillingstead". Fairwoodpress.com. Retrieved 2015-07-22. 
  8. ^ "Contact Us | Rebellion Publishing". Solarisbooks.com. Retrieved 2015-07-22. 
  9. ^ Letson, Russell (September 2013). "Review: Life on the Preservation". Locus. p. 60. 
  10. ^ Zinos-Amaro, Alvaro (July 17, 2013). "Strange Horizons Reviews: Life on the Preservation by Jack Skillingstead". Strange Horizons. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "Golden Gryphon Press - Are You There and Other Stories". Goldengryphon.com. Retrieved 2015-07-22. 

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