Eileen Gunn writes short stories. Her most recent collection, Questionable Practices, published in March, 2014 by Small Beer Press, contains most of her work from the past ten years, plus two previously unpublished stories, “Carry Water, Chop Wood,” and “Phantom Pain.” Recent non-fiction includes an essay in the May 2014 issue of Smithsonian magazine on the relationship between science fiction and the future of technology. Her previous work includes the story collection Stable Strategies and Others (Tachyon, 2004) and The WisCon Chronicles Two (Aqueduct Press, 2008), a book of essays on politics and science fiction, which she co-edited with L. Timmel Duchamp.
Gunn's fiction has received the Nebula Award in the US and the Sense of Gender Award in Japan, and been nominated for the Hugo, Philip K. Dick, and World Fantasy awards and short-listed for the James Tiptree, Jr. award. She was the editor/publisher of the influential Infinite Matrix webzine (2001-2008). Gunn is a graduate of the Clarion Writers Workshop and served for 22 years on the board of directors of Clarion West. She will be teaching at Clarion West in the summer of 2015. She is currently working on a novel that uses metafictional techniques to explore relationships between gender, slavery, and Mark Twain. Her website is at www.eileengunn.com.