PRESTON GRASSMAN, Contributing Editor, was born in California and educated at U.C. Berkeley, where he lived on the same block as Philip K. Dick. He became a freelance writer after reviewing briefly for Locus in 1998. His most recent work has been published in Nature Magazine, Futures 2 (Tor), Mythic Delirium, and AE: Canadian Science Fiction. He currently blogs for Nature Magazine and writes a regular feature for Locus he calls “The Cosmic Village”.