Lawrence Person


Lawrence Person is a science fiction writer living in Austin, Texas.  His short fiction has appeared in Asimov's, Analog, Postscripts, Fear, and several anthologies.  His non-fiction has appeared in National Review, Reason, Whole Earth Review, The Freeman, The World & I, Science Fiction Eye, The New York Review of Science Fiction, and Slashdot.org.  He edits the Hugo-nominated SF critical magazine Nova Express and used to run the Turkey City Writer's Workshop.  He owns such a large library (mostly science fiction first editions) he had to buy a two-story house to put it in, and then adopted a golden retriever to drag him out of his house on a regular basis. He also makes a mean batch of salsa.


Recently published - "The Tougest Jew in the West": Cross Plains Universe "Master Lao and the Flying Horror": Postscripts "Crufixion Variations": Asimov's Review of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Also reviews of 300, Grindhouse, The Host, The Prestige, etc. "Neil Gaiman One Step Closer to Sainthood" "Notes Toward a Postcyberpunk Manifesto"

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Fri16006 years (almost) and countingSept 11, 2001; 9/11. Are the wounds still too fresh to talk about? How about 7/7? Does the rest of the world care? Can it happen again? Can we use it in a story? If not now, when? Is this a line that cannot be crossed?Joe HALDEMAN, Jon COURTENAY GRIMWOOD, Lawrence PERSON, Maura MCHUGH, Pat CADIGAN, Elizabeth Anne HULL
Sat1200The Future of WarAttrition warfare with men and machines is fast becoming obsolete. If the ultimate goal of war is to destroy your enemy's will to resist, with what shall we wage war in the future?David M. SILVER, Joe HALDEMAN, Lawrence PERSON, Stephen DAVIS