Provided by Wikipedia Camille Bacon-Smith is an American scholar and novelist. She has a Ph.D. in folklore and folklife from the University of Pennsylvania. Her books, ''Enterprising Women'' (1992) and ''Science Fiction Culture'' (1999), investigated science fiction fandom, including such aspects as slash fiction, hurt-comfort stories and Mary Sue characterization. Under her own name she has published an urban fantasy series beginning with ''Eye of the Daemon'' (1996). Under the pen name Curt Benjamin, she has written fantasy novels with an Asian setting, beginning with ''The Prince of Shadow'' (2001). In 2016 she began writing dance reviews for ''Broad Street Review'', an online publication on Philadelphia arts and culture.