03/10/2018: Worldbuilding

Worldbuilding with Laura J.Mixon and Sage Walker


Laura J. Mixon is a chemical and environmental engineer better known as a science fiction writer. She writes about the impact of technology and environmental changes on personal identity and social structures. Her work has been associated with the cyberpunk movement, and has been the focus of academic studies on the intersection of technology, feminism, and gender.

Her first five novels came out under Laura J. Mixon. Subsequent works, including Up Against It, the first novel in her science fiction series Wave, appear under her pseudonym, M. J. Locke. She blogs about fiction-related subjects at FeralSapient.com as Morgan J. Locke.


SAGE WALKER is the author of Whiteout, which garnered critical acclaim and won the Locus Award for Best First Novel. She was born in Oklahoma and grew up steeped in simile and sultry south wind from the Gulf. She entered college as a music major and exited with a B.S. in Zoology and eventually a M.D. A long time Taos resident, her company established the first full-time Emergency Physician coverage in hospitals in Taos, Los Alamos, and Santa Fe. She stopped practicing in 1987 and describes herself as a burned-out ER doc who enjoys wilderness, solitude, good company…and telling stories.


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