José González Vargas was born in Maracay, Venezuela and works as a freelance journalist in Spanish and English. He currently runs interviews for Viceversa magazine. In 2015, he was a runner-up in Solsticios, one of the first SF/F short story contests in Venezuela.
Rose Victor grew up in a book-infested house and enjoyed it greatly. She loves words, people, yarn, and classical music – as well as the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, and, more recently, the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She has some experience with gerbils, mostly positive.
Ethan Chua is a Chinese-Filipino spoken word poet, physics nerd, and occasional shower singer. He’s also the cofounder and literary editor of Ampersand, a literature and art journal for Philippine youth. His work is either forthcoming or published in major Philippine newspapers, The Philippine Graphic, Moledro magazine, and Eunoia Review. Read his work at medium.com/@ezlc327.
Mary Soon Lee is a Grand Master of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association and a three-time winner of both the AnLab Readers’ Award and the Rhysling Award. Her latest book is How to Navigate Our Universe, a collection of astronomy poetry. Her website, cryptically named, is marysoonlee.com.
Language blasts through the malicious intentions and blows them to ash. Language rises triumphant over fangs and claws. Language, in other words, is presented as something more than a medium for communication. Language, regardless of how it is purposed, must be recognized as a weapon.
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