M. Shayne Bell

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M. Shayne Bell
Born 1957
Occupation Writer, Editor
Genre Science fiction

Michael Shayne Bell (born 1957) is an American science fiction writer.

He debuted with the story "Jacob's Ladder" in 1986 in the Writers of the Future book and contest, where it won first prize for the second quarter of 1986.[1] He has published one novel, Nicoji, in 1991, but has remained active at shorter lengths. He was nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Short Story in 1995 for "Mrs. Lincoln's China", and nominated for a Nebula Award for Best Novelette in 2002 for "The Pagodas of Ciboure". He won an award for editorial excellence from the Association for Mormon Letters (AML) for Washed by a Wave of Wind: Science Fiction from the Corridor, a collection of science fiction short stories by people who lived or had lived in Utah. His 2000 story "The Thing About Benny" was selected for The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighteenth Annual Collection, and his 2003 story "Anomalous Structures Of My Dreams" was selected for The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-First Annual Collection.

Chris Moriarty called Bell "one of the central figures in GLBT and AIDS-related science fiction", and Orson Scott Card called him "one of the most wise and decent human beings it's been my pleasure to know on this planet".[2][3]

Bell worked for six years as the poetry editor for Sunstone Magazine.[4] He holds a master's degree in English from Brigham Young University, and lives in Salt Lake City.[5]

Short stories[edit]

  1. Soft in the World, and Bright (2001) - Published in Leading Edge issue #41


  1. ^ http://www.writersofthefuture.com/awards-and-events/1987[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Science-Fiction - M. Shayne Bell
  3. ^ Fantasy & Science Fiction - July 1991 - Books to Look For
  4. ^ http://www.ereader.com/author/detail/2532
  5. ^ Introduction by Gardner Dozois to "Anomalous Structures Of My Dreams" by Bell in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-First Annual Collection, p. 319

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