Dr. Arlan Andrews, Sr., has been an SF fan since age 10, an SF writer for 35 years, and a retired engineer for 3 years. He is an active futurist, consultant, and SF writer, and the founder of SIGMA, the science fiction think tank. Among his more than 500 publications are recent stories in ANALOG, one of which received a Hugo nomination last year. His several e-books of SF are available for Kindle and Nook. Arlan and Joyce are the proud grandparents of 11 exceptional grandchildren.