Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro had two novelettes published in Brazilian Asimov’s: hard SF “Mythic Aliens” and “The Ethics of Treason.” The latter was the first alternative history story in Brazilian and Portuguese science fiction. His alternative history novelette “The Vampire of New Holland” won the 1996 Nova Award, while his SF novelette “The Daughter of the Predator” won the Nautilus 1999. His main short fiction collections are: Other Histories . . ., The Vampire of New Holland, Other Brazils, Taikodom: Chronicles, and The Best of Carla Cristina Pereira. Gerson has published three novels so far: the alternative history Xochiquetzal: An Aztec Princess Among the Incas, erotic science fiction The Guardian of Memory, and the alternative history fix-up The Adventures of the Vampire of Palmares. He has edited seven short fiction anthologies: Phantastica Brasiliana, How Lustful my Alien Girl Was!, Vaporpunk, Dieselpunk, Solarpunk, Fantastic Erotica 1, and Super-Heroes.
Sarah Ann Wells is Assistant Professor of Brazilian and Spanish-American literature at the University of Notre Dame. She is the translator of essays, plays, and short stories from Latin America, including Gonzalo Aguilar's Other Worlds: New Argentine Cinema (Palgrave, 2009; 2012). Her translation of María Sonia Cristoff's "A State of Hypnosis" appeared in the October 2012 of WWB.