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James S_ A_ Corey -- cr Liza TrombiLocus 2012
Daniel Abraham is on the left, Ty Franck is on the right. photo credit: Liza Trombi/Locus.

James S.A. Corey

New York Times bestselling author James S.A. Corey is the pen name of collaborators Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. Their space opera series of books “The Expanse” is currently filming its second season for the Syfy network.

Ty and Daniel were both avid readers of science fiction from an early age but took different paths to become writers.

Daniel started early, writing “terrible short stories,” but perseverance led to the stories becoming less terrible. In 1996 Daniel sold his first story to a semiprozine. Ty’s love for science fiction lead him to crafting intricate worlds for role-playing games. One major turning point for both authors was attending writer’s workshops to learn and hone their craft.

Ty attended a writers workshop taught by Orson Scott Card resulting in a story that was ultimately that was his first professional sale, to the magazine Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show.

Daniel attended a Clarion West Writer’s Workshop with an amazing lineup of teachers including George R.R. Martin, Connie Willis and Gardner Dozois. This watershed experience helped to launch his career, which grew to include the successful Long Price Quartet and Black Sun’s Daughter series.

Franck and Abraham met at Albuquerque’s Bubonicon convention, then later partnered up when Ty and his wife moved to Albuquerque. Says Ty: “The pen name is just Daniel’s middle name, my middle name, and his daughter’s initials. It is intended to have the same sound as those grouchy SF writers of the 70’s who drank too much at conventions and berated their fans. Daniel and I both love those guys.”

Joe HillJoe Hill

Joe Hill is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller The Fireman. His other novels include Heart-Shaped BoxNOS4A2, and Horns, which was made into a feature film starring Daniel Radcliffe. For his long-running comic book, Locke & Key, he was awarded the Eisner Award for best writer.


Gillian RedfearnGillian Redfearn

Gillian Redfearn is the Publishing Director of Gollancz, the largest SFF publisher in the UK. She joined the imprint in 2004 as an editorial assistant and commissioned her first author (Joe Abercrombie) five months later. She has, since then, worked with authors including Ben Aaronovitch, Aliette de Bodard, Charlaine Harris, Joe Hill, Scott Lynch, Sarah Pinborough, Alastair Reynolds, Patrick Rothfuss and Nalini Singh. Specialising in publishing Science Fiction, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy and Horror, she’s championed authors in translation (Andrzej Sapkowski and Max Frei among them) and promoted award-winning as well as bestselling fiction (and firmly believes that books can be both).

When not editing, she’s an archer, a gamer, and a Netflix addict who can often be found on twitter. You can learn more about Gollancz here ( and more about Gillian on twitter: @GillianRedfearn.

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