Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

Writer of speculative fiction as the result of a horrible childhood incident involving Klaatu and a robot named Gort.

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Born in California, raised in Nebraska, Maya’s fascination with speculative fiction dates from the night her dad let her stay up late to watch The Day the Earth Stood Still. Mom was furious. Dad was unrepentant. Maya slept with a nightlight until she was fifteen and developed a passion for things that came from outer space or went bump in the night. Maya started her writing career sketching science fiction comic books in the back row of her elementary school classroom. Since, her short fiction has been published in Analog, Amazing Stories, Century, Realms of Fantasy, Interzone, and Jim Baen’s Universe, and often anthologized. She’s also been a finalist for the John Campbell, BSFA, Crawford, and Sidewise awards. Her debut novel, THE MERI, was a Locus Magazine Best First Novel. She penned a series of Star Wars novels with Michael Reaves, including the New York Times Bestseller, STAR WARS LEGENDS: THE LAST JEDI. Her most recent novel is THE ANTIQUITIES HUNTER: A Gina Miyoko Mystery from Pegasus Crime, and marks her first steps into the world of detective fiction. Maya is a founding member of Book View Café ( and lives in San Jose where she writes, performs, and records original and parody music with her husband Jeff. The duo have plumbed the depths of absurdity with a series of parody music videos, including the viral “Midichlorian Rhapsody”. The song is on their Grated Hits CD. The couple has also produced three musical children: Alex, Kristine, and Amanda. Links to websites:, &

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Pretending to Look the Other Way

Published Aug 13, 2019 · 408 words (2 minutes) · 424 views

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So, there was this guy, this man, this wonderful writer that I adore above all others. His name was Ray Bradbury. And I got to meet him...


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