RICHARD CHWEDYK

In his own words:

I was a wayward fan, who came back to SF in the mid-1980s.  Windycon was the first con I ever attended, starting in 1984.  Photo of Richard Chwedyk I had written science fiction before, unsuccessfully, many years before, but after attending one of Barry Longyear’s writing workshops and picking up a copy of his book, I thought I’d try again.  The ISFiC short story contest was a great incentive for me to actually finish something, and it was to my great surprise that I won the very first contest.  To my even greater surprise, I won again in 1988.  At that point I finally made a “pro” sale to Amazing Stories, making me ineligible for the contest, but ineligibility rarely felt better.

I’ve sold stories to Amazing Stories, Space and Time, Fantasy and Science Fiction and to a Twilight Tales anthology called Cthulhu and the Coeds, or Kids and Squids.  My novelette “The Measure of All Things” was shortlisted for a Sturgeon Award, made the prelim ballot for a Nebula, was a few votes short of making the Hugo ballot and was included in the Hartwell/Cramer anthology Year's Best SF 7.  My novella “Bronte’s Egg,” won the Nebula Award in 2003, was nominated for a Hugo, and was the 2nd runner up for the Sturgeon Award.  You can read it in its “definitive” version in the Nebula Awards Showcase 2004, edited by Vonda N. McIntyre and published by Roc Books.   My poetry has most recently appeared in the Rhysling Anthology 2004, Year’s Best SF 8, Strange Horizons, Tales of the Unanticipated, Snow Monkey and in the chapbook anthology Tales From the Red Lion.   My latest “saur” novelette, “In Tibor's Cardboard Castle” appeared in the Oct./Nov. 2004 issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction.  You can find out more than you would ever possibly want to know about me at http://www.sfwa.org/members/chwedyk/.

   

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