Paul Cook

cook paulPaul Cook holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Utah and is currently a Principal Lecturer in the English Department of Arizona State University. He is the author of eight science fiction novels. Cook writes on all topics related to science fiction, from publishing trends, story topics, and the evolution of the field and the ideas (and personalities) within it.

His novels are Tintagel (Berkeley Science Fiction, 1981), The Alejandra Variations (Ace Science Fiction, 1984), Duende Meadow (Bantam Books 1985), Halo (Bantam Books, 1986), On the Rim of the Mandala (Bantam Books, 1987), Fortress on the Sun (RocSF, 1997), The Engines of Dawn (RocSF, 1999), and Karma Kommandos (Phoenix Pick, 2007).

Cook has also published short stories in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Amazing Stories, and anthologies such as Digital Science Fiction #4.

Cook is also a classical music critic with over 1000 music reviews to his name, published in The American Record Guide, Classical Pulse!, Stereophone, and others.


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