“History, Aristotle says, represents things only as they are, while fiction represents them as they might be and ought to be.”
— Albert J. Nock, Memoirs of a Superfluous Man

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Jeff Patterson

By some fortuitous circumstance Jeff was born on September 1, 1962, the day the United Nations announced that the world population had exceeded three billion people, so he figures that was him.

He has been writing holiday-themed science fiction and fantasy short stories for some 17 years, which can now be found collected in Solstice Chronicles.

Jeff is a writer, illustrator, blogger, mastermind of Bad Day Studio, contributor to the Hugo Award–winning website SF Signal, frequent panelist on the SF Signal Podcast, and the least-educated (but better-looking) third of the podcast team known as The Three Hoarsemen.

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J.D. Tuccille

J.D. Tuccille is a journalist and the author of the humorous adventure novel High Desert Barbecue.

An editor at Reason.com, the online incarnation of Reason magazine, and former editor of a popular civil liberties website, J.D. has commented on current issues on both television and radio, and has been quoted saying unkind things about politicians and government policies in the pages of the New York Times, Salon, and other publications. His provocative and often witty columns on hotly debated topics including the environment, government overreach, and civil liberties have appeared in publications including the Arizona Republic, the Denver Post, the Providence Journal, and the Washington Times.

J.D. is an enthusiastic explorer of the American Southwest’s deserts, mountains, and forests. He lives in rural northern Arizona with his wife, Wendy, a pediatrician, their son, Anthony, and their two dogs.

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