Chris Nakashima-Brown writes short fiction and criticism from his home in Austin, Texas, where he is an active member of the Turkey City Writer's Workshop. Recent anthologized works include stories in the Philip K. Dick Award-nominated Fast Forward 2 (ed. Lou Anders, 2008), Spicy Slipstream Stories (eds. Jay Lake and Nick Mamatas, 2008), the World Fantasy Award-nominated Cross Plains Universe (eds. Scott A. Cupp and Joe R. Lansdale, 2006), and the World Fantasy Award-nominated Adventure, Vol. 1 (ed. Chris Roberson, 2005). Other stories have appeared in Argosy, Futurismic, The Infinite Matrix, Strange Horizons, and RevolutionSF. Recent critical essays include "Feeling very estranged: Science fiction and society in the aftermath of the twentieth century," presented at the symposium "Mundos Paralelos" at the 25th Annual Festival de Mexico (March 2009) and forthcoming in a collection to be published by the Festival in the summer of 2009; and "Science fiction in the Year Zero: Revolution, utopia and science fiction," published in The Wiscon Chronicles, Vol. 2 (eds. L. Timmel Duchamp and Eileen Gunn, 2008), with a revised Spanish language version forthcoming in the Mexican literary magazine Castálida (2009). He also writes criticism at the group blog No Fear of the Future ( (with Jess Nevins, Jayme Lynn Blaschke, Alexis Glyn Latner, Paul O. Miles, Stephen Dedman, and Zoran Zivkovic).