Author Biography and Bibliography


Marta Randall was born in 1948 in Mexico City, Mexico, and grew up in Berkeley, California. She has published seven novels and numerous short stories, and was the editor of two volumes of the New Dimensions science fiction anthology series and an edition of Nebula Awards Stories. Her first novel, Islands, was nominated for a Nebula Award, as was her novella "Dangerous Games." She has taught science fiction writing at Clarion East and Clarion West, the University of California (Berkeley) Extension, Portland State University, and in private workshops. From 1981 through 1984, she served first as Vice-President and then as President of the Science Fiction Writers of America.

She lives in Northern California and currently teaches online writing workshops in science fiction for Gotham Writers Workshop and Barnes & Nobel University.

More of Marta Randall's fiction can be found at

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