The only Canadian writer to win the Hugo, Nebula, and John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel, Sawyer is a prolific author and a past president of the Science Fiction Writers of America, during which time he instituted the Nebula Award for best script and introduced by laws allowing for sales outside North America to count towards membership in the organization. His time travel thriller, Flashforward, was adapted into an ABC televisions programme featuring Joseph Fiennes, John Cho, and Dominic Monaghan.
Mr. Sawyer's most recent work is Red Planet Blues, a noir story set on Mars. His twenty-third novel, Quantum Night, was released earlier this month.
A Hugo and Emmy Award winning illustrator best known for work in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Rick is a co-founder of the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists. He work with additional well-known projects, such as Carl Sagan's Cosmos and the film The Last Starfighter. Most recently, he's lent his efforts to the upcoming Star Trek: Renegades web series.
Naomi Novik, winner of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2006, is author of the Temeraire series, the first book of which, His Majesty's Dragon, was a Hugo finalist and winner of the 2007 Compton Crook Award. Her most recent novel, Uprooted, was released this May. The final Temeraire novel, League of Dragons, is expected to be released in 2016.
She is also a founding board member of the Organization For Transformative Works, a non-profit that advocates for the transformative and legitimate nature of fan labor activities, including fan fiction.
Murder Ballads’ sound is an eclectic blend of whatever strikes their fancy: Sincere folk originals, bluesified treatments of Anglo-Celtic standards, re-imagining of favorites in whatever genres they have lying around, trips through cockeyed humor (their biggest hit is called “The Ballad of Captain America’s Disapproving Face”), and yes, the occasional actual murder ballad. Their debut album “Pretty in Scarlet” is pure joy!