Dr Una McCormack is the co-director of the Anglia Ruskin Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy. She is a New York Times bestselling author of TV tie-in novels based on franchises such as Star Trek and Doctor Who. She is the author of a dozen science fiction novels, including the original SF novels The Baba Yaga and Star of the Sea.
She is also the author of numerous audio dramas based on TV shows such as Doctor Who and Blake’s 7, produced by Big Finish, and performed by actors such as David Warner, Louise Jameson, Sheila Reid, John Finnemore, and others. She sold her first SF short story at the age of 19 to Doctor Who Magazine and, since then, her short fiction has been anthologised by Gardner Dozois, Farah Mendlesohn, and Ian Whates.
Her academic work focuses on women’s science fiction and fantasy, particularly women writers of fanfiction/transformative works. She organised the first academic conference on multiple award-winning SF/F writer Lois McMaster Bujold, held at Anglia Ruskin University in August 2014. She has written on women’s reparative readings of JRR Tolkien, adaptations of Tolkien on radio and film, and on the uses of history in Doctor Who.
She appears regularly on radio to discuss science fiction, Star Trek, Doctor Who, and the writing life.