Gateway Essentials: Marta Randall

19 July 2017

Marta Randall was born in 1948 in Mexico City, and moved to the USA as an infant. She  is the author of seven novels and numerous shorter works. She also edited New Dimensions 11 and 12 and Nebula Stories 19. She has taught writing in a number of venues, including the Clarion workshops and through the University of California at the Berkeley extension. Currently she teaches private workshops and lives in Sonoma County, California.

Her first published SF was the story ‘Smack Run’ under the name Marta Bergstresser, published in Michael Moorcock‘s New Worlds 5, in 1973. Her debut novel, Islands, was shortlisted for the 1977 Nebula Award, and it’s here that we recommend you start:

You can find more of Marta Randall’s work via her Author page on the Gateway website and read about her in her entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.

About Darren Nash

I’m Digital Publisher at Gollancz, responsible for the SF Gateway and SF Masterworks. Digitally, I can be found here, on Twitter at @SFGateway (officially) and @thenashmeister (unofficially). In meat space, I operate from a secret base inside a dormant volcano, on a remote pacific island that – mysteriously – doesn’t appear on any official maps. Possibly.

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