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Gerry Canavan is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Marquette University. He is the author of Octavia E. Butler (2016) and the co-editor of the forthcoming Cambridge History of Science Fiction.

Nathaniel Comfort is Professor of the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Univeristy. He writes on genes, genomes and the social meanings of heredity, for both scholarly and lay audiences.

Catherine Constable is Professor in the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick. She is on the editorial board of Film-Philosophy and co-editor of the series Film Studies and Philosophy with Palgrave-Macmillan. Her monographs include Postmodernism and Film: Rethinking Hollywood's Aesthetics (2015) and Adapting Philosophy: Jean Baudrillard and The Matrix Trilogy (2009).

Kirsten Dillender is a PhD student at the University of Illinois interested in sf as well as literature and the environment, theory and gaming/memes.

Johan Hallqvist is a PhD candidate in ethnology in the Department of Culture and Media Studies & Umeå Centre for Gender Studies at Umeå University. He is interested in exploring human–technology relationships both in fiction and in the fields of eHealth and digital health technologies.

Everett Hamner is Associate Professor of English at Western Illinois University. His writing about Orphan Black may also be found in Editing the Soul: Science and Fiction in the Genome Age (2017) and online at the Los Angeles Review of Books.

David M. Higgins is the Speculative Fiction Editor for the Los Angeles Review of Books. He teaches in the English department at Inver Hills College in Minnesota, and his research examines imperial fantasies in postwar American culture. He has published in journals such as American Literature, Science Fiction Studies, Paradoxa and Extrapolation, and his work has appeared in edited volumes such as The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction.

Cameron Kunzelman is a PhD candidate in Moving Image Studies at Georgia State University. His dissertation is about the aesthetic categories through which humans wrestle with their own finitude.

Jennifer L. Lieberman is Associate Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of North Florida. She is the author of Power Lines: Electricity in American Life and Letters, 1882–1952 (2017), as well as several articles on technology, literature and culture.

Giorgina Paiella is a PhD student in the English Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research focuses on the long eighteenth century, the digital humanities, cognitive science, and gender studies, with a particular focus on the intersection of gender and automation and artificial intelligence. [End Page 519]

John Rieder is Professor of English at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, author of Colonialism and the Emergence of Science Fiction (2008) and Science Fiction and the Mass Cultural Genre System (2017) and a member of the editorial board of Extrapolation.

Scott Selisker is Associate Professor of English at the University of Arizona and the author of Human Programming: Brainwashing, Automatons, and American Unfreedom (2016).

Barbara Selznick is Associate Professor in the School of Theater, Film and Television at the University of Arizona. She is the author of Global Television: Co-Producing Culture (2008) and Sure Seaters: The Emergence of Art House Cinema (2001).

Rebekah Sheldon is Assistant Professor of English at Indiana University and author of The Child to Come: Life After the Human Catastrophe (2016).

Sherryl Vint was a founding editor of Science Fiction Film and Television and is the author of Animal Alterity (2013) and Science Fiction: A Guide for the Perplexed (2014). She teaches in the Department of English at the University of California, Riverside.

Priscilla Wald is the R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English and Margaret Taylor Smith Director of the Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University. She is the author of Constituting Americans: Cultural Anxiety and Narrative Form (1995) and Contagious: Cultures, Carriers, and the Outbreak Narrative (2008) and co-editor of American Literature. She is currently at work on a book manuscript tentatively entitled Human Being After Genocide.

Rebecca Wilbanks received her PhD from Stanford's Program in Modern Thought and Literature in 2017 and is currently a Hecht-Levi Postdoctoral Fellow in bioethics and the history...


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