About the Author:
Carol Emshwiller is the author of Verging on the Pertinent and several science fiction novels. Her stories have been widely published in literary, feminist and science fiction magazines including The VLS, New Directions Annual, and TriQuarterly. Her work has also been selected for The Pushcart Prize XII and awarded the 1989 Accent Fiction Prize. In 2005, she received the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement. She taught fiction writing at New York University for many years, and retired in 2003. She now lives in New York and California.