James Van Pelt has been selling short fiction to many of the major magazines and anthologies since 1989 and attending MileHiCon since 1996. He has been a finalist for the Nebula, the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, Locus Awards, and Analog and Asimov's reader's choice awards (his Analog novella, "Minerva Girls," won this year's Anlab Award). Years and years ago he was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. He still feels "new." Fairwood Press recently released a huge, limited-edition, signed and numbered collection of his work, THE BEST OF JAMES VAN PELT.