Arinn Dembo has been a professional writer in the speculative fiction field since 1991. Her short stories and poetry have been published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, H.P. Lovecraft’s Magazine of Horror, the Vancouver Courier, and various anthologies. In 2006 she was the first prize winner of the Best Fantastic Erotica Contest sponsored by Circlet Press, with her short story “Monsoon”. A collection of her published short stories and poetry, including Monsoon, has been published by Kthonia Press.
Since 1994, she has worked primarily as a reviewer and a developer in the computer gaming industry. She has built worlds and contributed background fiction to a number of popular PC titles, including Homeworld, Ground Control, Arcanum: of Steamworks and Magick Obscura, Homeworld: Cataclysm, and most recently Fort Zombie. Her largest creation to date has been the Sword of the Stars universe, which comprises the background fiction of Sword of the Stars and its three expansions, as well as Sword of the Stars 2. Her novel The Deacon’s Tale, set in the Sword of the Stars universe, was published by Lighthouse Interactive in 2008 and was re-printed as a full novel is 2011 by Kthonia Press in 2011. A new Sword of the Stars novel is slated for publication in 2013.
Dembo is currently the lead writer at Kerberos Productions, a Canadian game development studio based in British Columbia. The author is a member of the Science Fiction Writers of America and the Horror Writers Association as well as SF Canada. She has raised two lovely daughters and two degrees in science, one in Anthropology and a second in Classical Archaeology. She lives and works in Vancouver, BC.