Taylor is an award winning playwright, novelist, journalist and filmmaker.
Born and living on the Curve Lake First Nation, he has done practically
everything from performing stand up at the Kennedy Center in Washington
D.C.to serving as Artistic Director of Canada's premiere Indigenous theatre
company, Native Earth Performing Arts. He is the author of the science fiction
collection Take Us to Your Chief and Other Stories (Douglas
& McIntyre, 2016); COLD, published by McClelland & Stewart,
will be his 35th book, and his first Indigenous horror novel.
Graham J. Murphy teaches at Seneca College’s School of English and
Liberal Studies and has also taught at Trent University. He has co-authored
one book (with Susan M. Bernardo), Ursula K. Le Guin: A Critical Companion
(Greenwood Press, 2006), and co-edited four volumes of essays on the fantastic
and popular fiction: The Irish in Popular Literature in the Early American
Republic: Paddy Whacking (Edwin Mellen Press, 2000), Beyond Cyberpunk:
New Critical Perspectives (Routledge, 2010), Cyberpunk and Visual
Culture (Routledge, 2018), and most recently The Routledge Companion
to Cyberpunk Culture (Routledge, 2020). He has also published book chapters
on cyberpunk, Philip K. Dick, Cory Doctorow, Robert Charles Wilson, and Kathleen
Ann Goonan, and journal articles on Wilson, Doctorow, William Gibson, and
films and graphic novels, as well as encyclopdia entries in various volumes.
He has given papers at numerous conferences like the Science Fiction Research
Association and the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts.
In 2005, he acted as Chair of the Philip K. Dick Award committee, administered
the academic track at WorldCon 2009, was a Board Member of the International
Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, and in 2021 was the host for the
SFRA Conference held at Seneca. He has also served on the editorial boards
of various journals including Science Fiction Studies, Extrapolation,
and Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts.