Elizabeth Hand ("Liz") was a Guest of Honor at Readercon 20. Her most recent books are Errantry: Strange Stories (Small Beer 2012), Available Dark (St. Martin's/Minotaur 2012), the second Cass Neary thriller following Shirley Jackson Award winner Generation Loss (Small Beer Press/Harcourt, 2007); Radiant Days, a YA novel about the French poet Arthur Rimbaud (Viking 2012); and a revised edition of her 1997 Arthur C. Clarke finalist Glimmering (Underland 2012; originally Harper Prism). She is also the author of a trilogy from Bantam Spectra, each volume a Philip K. Dick finalist: Winterlong (1990; Locus first novel finalist), Æstival Tide (1992), and Icarus Descending (1993); Tiptree and Mythopoeic winner and World Fantasy and Locus finalist Waking the Moon (HarperCollins, 1994); Black Light (Harper Prism, 1999); IHG and Mythopoeic finalist Mortal Love (William Morrow,2004); and World Fantasy winner and Shirley Jackson finalist novella "Illyria" (PS/Viking 2007).
Her first short fiction collection, Last Summer at Mars Hill (HarperPrism, 1998), was a World Fantasy finalist and includes the 1993 World Fantasy novella finalist "The Erl-King," "Prince of Flowers," "On the Town Route," "The Bacchae," and the title story, a 1998 Nebula and World Fantasy novella winner. Her next, Bibliomancy: Four Novellas (PS Publishing, 2003),was a World Fantasy winner and Stoker and IHG finalist, and contains 2000 World Fantasy novella finalist "Chip Crockett's Christmas Carol" (also from Beccon/SciFiction, 2006), 2001 IHG long fiction winner and World Fantasy novella finalist "Cleopatra Brimstone," 2002 IHG intermediate fiction winner "Pavane for the Prince of the Air," and World Fantasy novella finalist "The Least Trumps." It was expanded into Saffron & Brimstone: Strange Stories (M Press, 2006), which includes 2005 Nebula short story winner "Echo," "Wonderwall," "Kronia," and "The Saffron Gatherers". Errantry: More Strange Stories includes 2010 World Fantasy novella winner, Sturgeon runner-up, and Hugo finalist "The Maiden Flight of McCauley's Bellerophon" and ShirleyJackson novella winner "Near Zennor," as well as "Winter's Wife and "The Far Shore." Other short fiction appears in Tails of Wonder and Imagination (Datlow, ed.) and Logorrhea (Klima, ed.).
Liz has authored numerous film novelizations and tie-ins, most notably Bride of Frankenstein: Pandora's Bride (Dark Horse Books, 2007), as well as 12 Monkeys (Harper Prism, 1995),Millenium: The Frenchman (Harper Collins, 1997), The X Files: Fight the Future (Harper Prism, 1998), Catwoman (Del Rey, 2004), and four volumes of the Star Wars: Boba Fett series of juveniles for Scholastic: Maze of Deception (2003), Hunted (2003), A New Threat (2004), and Pursuit (2004).
Since 1988, she has been a regular contributor to the Washington Post Book World, Los Angeles Times, Salon, the Village Voice and Down East, among numerous others, and she has written a review column for F&SF since 1997. With Paul Witcover, she created and wrote the groundbreaking 1990s DC Comics series Anima. She divides her time between the Maine coast and North London. Her forthcoming books are Wylding Hall and Hard Light, the third Cass Neary novel.