My professional skills are numerous and varied.
I discovered a talent for mathematics and algorithms early,
which eventually developed into a career in software engineering.
I also love stories, particularly genre-bending stories that push
the boundaries of the imagination. This passion developed first
into a voracious appetite for speculative fiction, later into
penchant for writing my own stories, and eventually also into
professional experience with print layout and publishing.
I hold degrees in literature and linguistics, and I have taught English in Japan.
I have a fondness for philosophy, particularly that of Ancient Greece and Rome.
I love the ways in which technology lifts us up,
but I fear what it can do to us when abused. I think often about the future.
In my novels I explore the strange, wonderful, terrifying, magnificent,
and perilous possibilities of human experience. I enjoy academic conferences,
particularly literary ones, and I dabble in literary analysis.
You may read all this and wonder, am I first and foremost a software engineer,
a writer, a publisher, a print designer, or a researcher? My answer: I don't accept “first and foremost.”