MCCARTHY, Wil. American, b. 1966. Genres: Science fiction/Fantasy. Career: Lockheed Martin Corporation, Denver, CO, Space Launch Systems engineer, 1988-97, Flight Systems engineer, 1997-; freelance writer; Previously worked as a cashier, night guard, information clerk, dishwasher, research assistant, computer programmer, and bartender; Colorado Free University and Jefferson County Adult/Continuing Education Program, creative writing instructor. Publications: NOVELS: Aggressor Six, 1994; (co-author) A Midnight Clear, 1994; Flies from the Amber, 1995; Murder in the Solid State, 1996; The Fall of Sirius, 1996; Bloom, 1998. Contributor of short stories to anthologies and periodicals. Contributor of nonfiction articles to periodicals. Address: c/o OmniTech Robotics, 2640 S. Raritan Circle, Englewood, CO 80110, U.S.A.