Advisory Board

Christopher McKitterick, M.A.

Christopher McKitterick, M.A. is an author, editor, college teacher, astronomer, and back-yard engineer.
His debut novel, Transcendence, is now available; his second, Empire Ship, is just about fully revised; and his next, The True-Life Space Adventures of Jack and Stella, is underway.
His short work has appeared in Analog, Artemis, Captain Proton, Extrapolation, Mythic Circle, Ruins: Extraterrestrial, Sentinels: In Honor of Arthur C. Clarke, Synergy SF, Tomorrow SF, Visual Journeys, Westward Weird, World Literature Today, and elsewhere. He teaches writing at the University of Kansas.
Chris is Director (with Kij Johnson and founder James Gunn) of the Center for the Study of Science Fiction, which offers a program to get science fiction into the hands of young people. If you are interested in helping keep our genre vital through the influx of new readers, and you want to help youngsters enjoy the thrill and sense of wonder you remember, get involved! He’s also helped launch an educator-focused outreach and resource program through the Center called Other CSSF duties include serving as nominations director for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for best short SF story of the year, and as juror for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best SF novel of the year.
Tech-writing projects have included a weekly astronomy newsletter, science articles, and software-related documentation and advertising materials. When he lived in Seattle, he served as editor, writer, and documentation manager for the Microsoft Windows Resource Kits, which technically makes him a best-selling author. He doesn’t like to think too much about that. On the other hand, his contributions to those projects helped win a bunch of STC awards in technical communication, which he thinks is kinda cool.
Chris earned degrees in English: undergraduate from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire in 1991, and his master’s from the University of Kansas in 1996.
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