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James Van Pelt

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James Van Pelt

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Full Name: James Van Pelt
Born: June 26, 1954
Akron, Ohio, USA
Occupation: teacher, writer
Nationality: American


James Van Pelt writes and teaches in western Colorado. During the school year he teaches English at both Fruita Monument High School and Mesa State College.

His fiction has appeared in numerous publications, including Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Asimov's, Realms of Fantasy, and Weird Tales. His non-fiction work has appeared in Tangent magazine.

In 1999 James was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Several of his stories have received Nebula and Stoker recommendations including two pieces that made the preliminary Nebula ballot. His stories have been listed on the honorable mention lists in both Datlow and Windlings The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror and Dozois' The Year's Best Science Fiction. His stories have also been reprinted Dozois' The Year's Best Science Fiction for the 20th and 21st editions, David Hartwell's Year's Best Fantasy #3, and Stephen Jones' Mammoth Book of New New Horror, both the 15th and 16th editions. His short story, "The Last of the O-Forms" was a Nebula finalist for 2004.

He has a science fiction novel that has cruised much of the English speaking publishing world without finding a home.

Currently he is working on a new novel that he hopes to complete some time soon.

Most importantly to him, his wife Tammy, and three children, Dylan, Samuel and Joshua, think he tells a pretty good bed-time story.

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