Nancy Fulda is a Phobos Award Winner and a recipient of the Vera Hinckley Mayhew Award. Her fiction has appeared in publications such as Apex Digest, Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, and Jim Baen’s Universe. She administrates the online reprint repository at, is a member of the Codex writers’ group, and lives in northern Germany. She attributes any success in her field to her incredibly supportive husband and the cuteness of their three children.


Nancy Fulda has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

Simulating Sentience

NON-FICTION by Nancy Fulda in Issue 60 – September 2011

Machines that think, dream, aspire: ever since John McCarthy coined the term ’artificial intelligence’ in 1956, mankind has striven to create sentience. To an extent, we’ve succeeded. Intelligent systems assist our elderly, vacuum our floors, and guide our web searches. Automated telephone assistants are nearly as easy to talk to as real people, and children’s […]

Nothing This Fun Could be Good For You: A History of Evil Entertainment

NON-FICTION by Nancy Fulda in Issue 51 – December 2010

Imagine, if you will, a fictional society three generations hence. Fossil fuels have expired, Martian colonies are in their infancy, and instead of going to the opera, well-to-do citizens enjoy high culture by . . . playing networked video games? This scenario is not as ludicrous as it seems. From Shakespeare to television, from the Viennese Waltz to […]