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Richard Adler

Richard Adler has an M.S.I. (Archives and Records Management) from the University of Michigan's School of Information and an M.A. in History (medieval Europe) from Harvard.

For ten years he was a book buyer for a major book store chain, with responsibility for subjects such as American history. In the mid-1990s, he was the buyer for Science Fiction and, for six years, nurtured Graphic Novels as a section in its own right.

Rick likes science fantasy, but prefers fantasy to science fiction. ;-)

Paul B. Hartzog

Paul B. Hartzog ( has a B.S. in Political Science with an emphasis on Global Commons, and an M.S. in Political Science for which he wrote his seminal paper "Panarchy: Governance in the Network Age."

Paul is currently an IGERT Fellow with the Center for the Study of Complex Systems at the University of Michigan. He is pursuing an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in both the School of Information as well as Political Theory, and is also working on a book manuscript about panarchy (

Paul has presented at various conferences about information technologies, complex systems, politics, and literature. He reads both science fiction and fantasy -- in particular, J.R.R. Tolkien, Ursula LeGuin, Dan Simmons, and Robert Silverberg -- and also scrawls the occasional piece of fiction.

Paul likes science fantasy, but prefers science fiction to fantasy. ;-)


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