WHO IS THIS WOMAN -- JOAN SPICCI SABERHAGEN?
Joan authored BEYOND THE LIMIT, a fictionalized biography of Sofya Kovalevskaya, noted mathematician and author. Research relating to Kovalevskaya has become Joan's passion. She has also published articles on teaching, computing and mathematics, co-edited two science fiction anthologies and prepared the introduction to MIZORA, a science fiction classic reprint in a series honoring early women science fiction writers.
Joan has worked as a high school mathematics teacher, database manager, electronic game company president, writer's assistant, lecturer and author. She currently is pursuing her interests in 19th century history of mathematics, the role of women in science, and all things Russian. She lives in Albuquerque NM with her husband, author Fred Saberhagen and their two cats.
PSEUDONYM: Joan Spicci
RESIDENCE: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Joan Spicci Saberhagen
PO BOX 11243
Albuquerque, NM 87192
EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org (or) email@example.com (or) firstname.lastname@example.org
WEB SITE: www.joanspicci.com
Fred Saberhagen is the author of numerous science fiction and fantasy novels. Joan maintains the Fred Saberhagen website at: www.berserker.com
BIRTHPLACE: Chicago, Illinois
WHAT Joan Spicci DOES.
Joan has worked as: high school mathematics teacher, database manager for the advanced planning division of the local power company, president of her own electronic game company, writer's assistant, author.
BS in mathematics, Loyola Univ of Chicago, 1964
M.Ed in secondary mathematics education, DePaul University, 1968.
none degree/none structured study in Russian language and history at University of New Mexico and with private instructors (off and on from 1990 to present)
BEYOND THE LIMIT -- The Story of Sofya Kovalevskaya. Published Aug 2002 by Forge Press.
Introduction to MIZORA:A WORLD OF WOMEN, Mary E. Bradley Lane, University of Nebraska Press, 1999. ISBN 0-8032-7992-2. (as Joan Saberhagen).
Co-editor of PAWN TO INFINITY, Ace,1982 (anthology of short fiction) with Fred Saberhagen
Assisted in editing SPADEFUL OF SPACETIME, Ace,1981,(anthology of short fiction).
Technical writing of computer game manuals for Berserker Works Ltd, a 1980s game company.
Translation of 88 letters of Sofya Kovalevskaya from Russian to English. Part of an NEH Grant Proposal (1995). Grant returned unreviewed. NEH ran out of funds that year. Letters are looking for a publisher. (translated working under the direction of Ivana Cerna)
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
-- all memberships as Joan Saberhagen
NCTM National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (65-??,95, 96,97)
HOBBIES and INTERESTS
Reading mysteries and adventure stories especially those set in the 19th century with women heroines. Joan's favorite author (after Fred Saberhagen, of course) is Elizabeth Peters. An interest in the works of the 19th century science fiction writer Jules Verne has been reignited by new translations and annotation by Richard Walter and Walter J.Miller.