Steph P. Bianchini
Steph P. Bianchini’s main cultural influences are Japanese manga and Latin classics, but SF always had a special place in their heart.
After having studied in Italy and Hong Kong and lived in three continents (including one year on an ocean-crossing sailboat), they eventually settled down in Scotland, where skies are dark and the Arctic Sea is near. They’re a historian by education and specialise in the Antiquity and the Renaissance times, with selected incursions into the history of East Asia.
They moonlight as a number-cruncher and a social scientist, while publishing speculative fiction and poetry under a different byline. A member of SFWA and HWA, they’re EIC of the genre magazine Frozen Wavelets (https://frozenwavelets.com/). Among their recent non-fiction works, an article about historical witchcraft in Modern Europe (https://www.lunapresspublishing.com/product-page/a-shadow-within-evil-in-fantasy-and-science-fiction) and an analysis of the trope of unrequited love in Japanese anime and manga (https://www.lunapresspublishing.com/post/call-for-papers-2019-introducing-love)