|Name Laura Mixon|
Role Fiction writer
|Spouse Steven Gould (m. 1989)|
|Awards Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer|
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Nominations Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Books Burning the ice, Greenwar, Glass Houses, Proxies, Astro Pilots
Laura j mixon top 5 facts
Laura J. Mixon (born December 8, 1957) is an American science fiction writer and a chemical and environmental engineer. In 2011, she began publishing under the pen name Morgan J. Locke. Under that name, she is one of the writers for the group blog Eat Our Brains.
Mixon writes about the impact of technology and environmental changes on personal identity and social structures. Her work has been the focus of academic studies on the intersection of technology, feminism, and gender. She has also experimented with interactive storytelling, in collaboration with game designer Chris Crawford. She won the 2015 Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer for her reporting about the online activities of fellow writer Benjanun Sriduangkaew.
Mixon was born in December 1957 and went on to become a Chemical and Environmental Engineer. In the 1980s, she took a break from that work to serve in the Peace Corps in East Africa. Her first book, Astropilots, was published as part of a young adult series by Scholastic/Omni books in 1987. Her second novel, Glass Houses, was originally serialized in Analog Magazine in 1991; it was published by Tor Books the following year. She wrote her next book, Proxies, set in the same universe as Glass Houses, but with a bigger scope. Burning the Ice continues the story begun in Proxies, but takes place long after the colony ship has left Earth.
Mixon is married to SF writer Steven Gould, with whom she collaborated on the novel Greenwar. They live in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and have two daughters.
Mixon won the 2015 Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer for online commentary which "described the venomous behavior of a female, left-leaning troll". George R. R. Martin praised Mixon's "detailed, eloquent, and devastating expose of the venomous internet troll best known as 'Requires Hate' and 'Winterfox'," calling it "a terrific piece of journalism, an important piece that speaks to issues of growing importance to fandom in this internet age."