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David Moles

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Occupation  Writer
Role  Fiction writer
Name  David Moles
Genre  Science Fiction
Nationality  United States

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Nominations  Hugo Award for Best Novelette

David Moles is an American science fiction and fantasy writer. He won the 2008 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for his novelette "Finisterra," which was also a finalist for the 2008 Hugo Award for Best Novelette. He was a finalist for the 2004 John W. Campbell Award.



Moles was born in California and raised in a number of cities, including San Diego, Athens, Tehran, and Tokyo. He attended the American School in Japan before receiving undergraduate and advanced degrees from the University of California at Santa Cruz and Oxford University.


Moles began writing science fiction and fantasy in 2002. He is best known for his short fiction, which has been published in a number of book anthologies and magazines including Asimov's Science Fiction, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, and many more. Moles has won the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award and been finalists for the Hugo Award, the World Fantasy Award, and the John W. Campbell Award for best new writer.

In 2006, after Harlan Ellison groped award-winning novelist Connie Willis' breast while on stage at the Anaheim Worldcon Hugo Awards ceremony, Moles condemned fellow SF authors who defended Ellison's actions. However, the quotes Moles used in his blog post were from a private Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America newsgroup, and members attempted to expel Moles from the organization for "breaking the SFWA code of silence." Moles credits then SFWA president Robin Wayne Bailey for reducing his expulsion to censure, "a new process that had to be invented for the occasion."


David Moles Wikipedia