I decided to apply to the Clarion Science Fiction Writers workshop after declining admission to the UC Irvine and Iowa Writer’s programs because I read Octavia’s story “Bloodchild” as the cover story of Asimovs Magazine. At the time (1984) I believed sci fi offered hope and was honest and safe as compared to academia and official “literature”.

According to Harlan Ellison and my grandmother, “You’ll go far Amy, because you have heart.” Author of 40 books, former exec., Nebula Award nominee, Poor.

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