S. L. Huang has a math degree from MIT and is a professional stuntwoman & armorer who has worked in Hollywood on Battlestar Galactica and a number of other productions. Her short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Nature, and The Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy 2016. She is the author of the Cas Russell series, which includes Zero Sum Game and Null Set.
A Bit of the New Ultraviolence, Sponsored by Gramarye Media
Maybe it's best that Cas Russell and Moses Pritchard never meet, as everybody in their vicinity might end up as collateral damage. Instead, their respective creators, S.L. Huang (Zero Sum Game) and Milton J. Davis (Gunman's Peace) together unpack fantasting fictional violence, from Russell and her dangerously perfect sense of math, vectors, and impact to Pritchard's reluctantly revisiting his mercenary life in the dystopia called Newlanta.
Alabama escapee and lifelong Southerner Edward Austin Hall co-edited the 2013 anthology Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond, which The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction suggested might be “one of the most important sf anthologies of the decade.” He also co-edited a 2017 Philip K. Dick-themed issue of Atlanta-based ART PAPERS magazine. His first novel is forthcoming.
Math-genius mercenary Cas Russell has decided to Fight Crime(tm). After all, with her extraordinary mathematical ability, she can neuter bombs or out-shoot an army. And the recent outbreak of violence in the world’s cities is Cas’s own fault—she’s the one who crushed the organization of telepaths keeping the world’s worst offenders under control. But Cas’s own power also has a history, one she can’t remember—or control. One that’s creeping into her mind and fracturing her sanity…just when she’s gotten herself on the hit list of every crime lord on the West Coast. And her best, only, sociopathic friend. Cas won’t be able to save the world. She might not even be able to save herself.