C.C. Finlay

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Editor: The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (fandsf.com).

Author: The Prodigal Troll, the Traitor to the Crown Series, and Wild Things, and dozens of short stories.

Awards: nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (2003), the Hugo Award (2003, 2009), the Locus Award for Best Magazine (2016), the Nebula Award (2003, 2009), the Sidewise Award (2003) Sturgeon Award (2009).

Teacher: Clarion, Clarion YA Workshop, the Alpha Writers Workshop, Odyssey Online Workshop, former resident editor of the Online Writing Workshop for Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror.

Married to novelist Rae Carson.
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A Sad Day for Penn State, But Promises of Something Brighter

Last November I suggested that circumstantial evidence in the Penn State case indicated that Joe Paterno used his influence to cover-up cases of child sexual abuse committed by one of his coaches, and that university leaders probably went willingly along with it. http://ccfinlay.livejournal.com/189381.html

Today, former FBI Director Louis Freeh, who was hired by Penn State to investigate the case, Read more of this blog post »
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The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July-August 2020 by C.C. Finlay
"A better than average issue, with fascinating stories by James Morrow, David Erik Nelson, Brian Trent and a hilarious story by Madeleine Robins exploring a fantastic version of "My Fair Lady" that probably deserves to be made into a play too.

- "Knock" Read more of this review »
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July-August 2020 by C.C. Finlay
"One of the best issues in quite a while--a wide variety of stories and almost all got a good hold of me.
Here are my favorites:

- Editorial by Charles Coleman Finlay. A heartfelt time capsule from the dim and distant past of April 2020. Like reading t" Read more of this review »
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July-August 2020 by C.C. Finlay
"A satisfying collection of stories spanning the breadth of its territory. Some light and humorous, some deep and sombre. All well written. Since I prefer action/adventure fiction my favorites lean in that direction; those by David Erik Nelson, Bennet" Read more of this review »
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July-August 2020 by C.C. Finlay
"Lot of fun, varied stories in this issues. The ones that stood out for me were "The Shape of Gifts" by Natalia Theodoridou, "Last Night at the Fair" by M. Rickert, "The Staircase" by Stephanie Feldman, "Madre Nuestra, Que Estas en Maracaibo" by Ana H" Read more of this review »
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/August 2019 by C.C. Finlay
" Coates has a three-book fantasy series with similar characters set in South Dakota, beginning with Wide Open. If you liked this story, you might like ...more "
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