Bio: Since graduating from the Clarion West Writers' Workshop in 1997, Richard Wadholm has sold three stories to Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, one of which, "Green Tea," was a finalist for the year 2000 Theodore Sturgeon Award for best SF story of the year. Rick lives in southern California, where he's spent most of his life. Here's what Rick has to say about himself:
"Born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, right next to the air base. (We used to refer to it as 'The First Goodbye.') My first sf book would have been The Door into Summer, by Robert Heinlein. My first real, life-changing SF Experience would be Rite of Passage, by Alexi Panshin. (You laugh, Lucius, I'll slug you.) I read it when I was fourteen-years-and-one-week old, which is the only time I've ever been the exact age of a book's main character as I was reading about her. I fell in love with Mia Havero, fell in love with science fiction. Been having my heart broken one way or another ever since."
At the end of World War II, an American task force investigates a Nazi project to reanimate the dead and summon strange monsters from other dimensions. Deranged by their own studies, the Nazi scientists have been difficult to find, much less talk to. Only the linguist Susan Gilbert has had any luck getting their cooperation. When it turns out that the biggest, most horrific experiment of them all has yet to be completed, she ends up leading the effort to save the world. But she's not a mad geniu... more info>>