Kelly McCullough is a
freelance writer and editor working in Science Fiction and Fantasy.
His work has been seen in several issues of Weird Tales and Tales
Of The Unanticipated, as well as in Writers of the Future Vol. XVII.
He is an active life member of the Science Fiction Writers of America.
In the near future you'll be able to find his short fiction in Absolute
Magnitude, Weird Tales, and The DNA Helix, a "best of"
DNA publications anthology.
Kelly currently has three unrelated stand-alone novels with his
agent, Jack Byrne of Sternig Byrne. WebMage, a contemporary fantasy
piece, expands on characters and themes he first developed for his
debut Weird Tales story, involving a computer-hacking sorcerer and
his shape-changing laptop/goblin familiar. Winter of Discontent
ties together the rites of Dionysus, the War of the Roses, Elizabethan
theater, and the politics of magic in a modern university. Numismancer
is set in present day Edinburgh, and delves into the secret history
of money and the magical reasons behind European Economic Union.
His current fiction projects include editing novel four and completing
novel five, both of which he hopes to have off to his agent in 2003,
and blocking out novel six. #4, The Swine Prince is a humorous fantasy
about an extra prince and a less than competent wizard forced into
a reluctant partnership. #5, The Urbäna, is an exploration
of urban magic and what evolves to fill the niches vacated by the
now extinct fey. A short story in the Urbäna world, Shatter,
is forthcoming in Weird Tales #332. #6, Outside In, is a secret
history of architecture and architectural magic using Roman and
Chinese mythology as a starting point. All three books are stand-alone
works unrelated to the three earlier novels.
In the area of science education, he has worked as an editor for
another physical science curriculum, the CPU project. He also regularly
attends the national meetings of the American Association of Physics
Teachers. He is providing science fiction characters, background,
and storyline for the CIPS project.