Anil Menon received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University in Computer Science, specializing in evolutionary computation. He spent about nine years working as a research engineer before shifting to writing fiction. His stories have appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies including Albedo One, Apex Digest, Chiaroscuro, Interzone, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, New Genre, Sybil’s Garage and Strange Horizons. His short fiction has been translated into German, French, Chinese and Hebrew. In 2009, he helped organize India’s first three-week, in-residence, spec-fic writing workshop at IIT, Kanpur. His debut novel The Beast With Nine Billion Feet(Zubaan Books, India) was shortlisted for the 2010 Vodafone-Crossword Children’s Fiction Award. Currently, he is working on a second novel, and along with Vandana Singh, editing the Speculative Ramayana anthology (Zubaan Books, August 2012). He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.