Literary Science: The Good, the Bad, and the Bestseller
Ransom Stephens is a physicist, technologist, and novelist. He’s written over 400 articles on subjects ranging from quantum physics to parenting teenagers. His first popular science book, The Left Brain Speaks The Right Brain Laughs: a look at the neuroscience of innovation & creativity in art, science, & life is coming in November 2016 from Viva Editions. He's the author of two science fiction novels, The God Patent and The Sensory... Read More →
Leilani Clark writes about books for KQED Arts. Her journalism and essays have been published at Mother Jones, The Guardian, Civil Eats, The Rumpus, and other places. She is also the editor of Made Local Magazine, a print publication all about the Sonoma County food system.
Terrence Deacon is a professor of biological anthropology at UC Berkeley. His research combines human evolutionary biology and neuroscience with the aim of investigating the evolution of human cognition: Brain development and evolution, origins of language, bio-cultural evolution, emergence. He's the author of The Symbolic Species: The Coevolution of Language and the Brain and Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged over Matter
Andy Ross is a bookseller turned literary agent in Oakland. For 30 years Andy owned the legendary Cody's Books in Berkeley. He's now a literary agent who represents books in a wide range of non-fiction genres: narrative non-fiction, science, journalism, history, popular culture, memoir, and current events. He also represents literary, commercial, historical, crime, upmarket women’s fiction, and YA fiction... Read More →
Publisher, Tachyon Publications
Jacob Weisman is the editor and publisher at Tachyon Publications, which he founded in 1995. He has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award three times for his work at Tachyon and is the series editor of Tachyon’s Hugo, Nebula, Sturgeon, and Shirley Jackson Award-winning novella line. His writing has appeared in The Nation, Realms of Fantasy, the Louisville Courier-Journal, The Seattle Weekly, and The Cooper Point Journal. He is the editor... Read More →