Grace Bridges is a geyser hunter, cat herder, professional editor and translator, and the current president of SpecFicNZ. Her novels include space opera, Irish cyberpunk, and the Earthcore urban fantasy series based in New Zealand. She has edited and co-edited short story collections such as Te Korero Ahi Ka: To Speak of the Home Fires Burning, Alter Ego and Timegate to Tomorrow, Avenir Eclectia and Aquasynthesis I & II. Several of her works and edited collections have been shortlisted for the Sir Julius Vogel Award, and Mariah’s Prologues won Best Collection in 2018. Read an Earthcore story for free at www.gracebridges.kiwi.