Richard Chwedyk

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Richard Chwedyk (born 1955) is a science fiction author. In 2003, he won the 2002 Nebula Award for Best Novella for his story "Brontë's Egg."

Chwedyk's first published story was "Getting Along with Larga," which was the first winner of the ISFiC Writer's contest in 1986. In 1988, he won the contest again with his story "A Man Makes a Machine," which went on to be published as Chwedyk's first professional sale in Amazing Stories in November, 1990.

In addition to writing fiction, Chwedyk has also published a number of poems and has coordinated poetry slams in Chicago, where he makes his home.

In 2000, Chwedyk oversaw the writer's workshop at Chicon 2000, the Worldcon, and has overseen several other writers workshops at science fiction conventions over the years, often running the workshop at Windycon.[1]

Richard Chwedyk is married to Chicago poet, Pamela Miller Chwedyk.[2]

In 2009, he donated his archive to the department of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University.[3]


Short fiction[edit]

Title Year First published Reprinted/collected Notes
The measure of all things 2001 "The measure of all things". F&SF. 100 (1): 4–23. Jan 2001. Novelette

Series: Saurs

  • "Auteur theory" F&SF 95/1 [564] (Jul 1998)
Saurs stories
  • "Brontë's Egg" F&SF, August 2002
  • "In Tibor's Cardboard Castle" F&SF, October/November, 2004
  • "Orfy" F&SF, September/October, 2010
  • "The Man Who Put the Bomp" F&SF, March/April, 2017



  1. ^ Foster, Adrienne (August–September 2009), "Next Manuscript, Please: Amazing Tales of the Worldcon Writers Workshop", SFWA Bulletin, p. 10
  2. ^ Science Fiction Writers Association
  3. ^ Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Collection Archived June 3, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, Northern Illinois University
  4. ^ Short stories unless otherwise noted.

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