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Steve Fahnestalk

Steve started reading science fiction more than 80 years ago, which is odd—because he isn’t that old. Realizing this, he got born, to his parents’ consternation. Beginning reading science fiction at the age of 5 or 6 in England (via the Dan Dare comic), he continued that habit into adulthood. He moved to the Palouse in about 1972, where he met Jon Gustafson over a pool table. They found out they had a mutual interest in science fiction and began a lifelong friendship.


Steve began a science fiction “class” at the WSU Free University, which devolved into the Palouse Empire Science Fiction Association (PEFSA). Aided by Jon, Vicki, Dan, Dave, George, Anita, Beth, Mike, Sasha, Nina and a host of others, Steve started Moscon in 1979. He chaired it for the first two years, then turned it over to Jon - beginning a legacy of science fiction for the Palouse community. 


Steve began writing the fan column for the science fiction magazine, Amazing Stories, in 1980. Five years later, he moved to Canada where he started a convention and a writers’ group. Steve lives in Vancouver, BC, with his lovely and talented wife, Lynne Taylor Fahnestalk, a crazy cat - Chester, and a host of books, records, and robot parts. He writes a weekly column for Amazing Stories Online, and a quarterly column for the print Amazing Stories.