Annalee Newitz writes science fiction and nonfiction. Her first novel, Autonomous, won the Lambda Literary Award and was a national bestseller. She’s also the author of Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction (Doubleday and Anchor). She’s an editor-at-large for Ars Technica, and a freelance science journalist for magazines and newspapers. She’s also the co-host, with Charlie Jane Anders, of the podcast Our Opinions Are Correct. She’s currently working on another novel for Tor, as well as a nonfiction book for W.W. Norton about ancient abandoned cities.
Previously, she founded io9, and was the editor-in-chief of Gizmodo. Her nonfiction has appeared in Slate, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Wired, The Smithsonian Magazine, The Washington Post, 2600, New Scientist, Technology Review, Popular Science, Discover and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. She’s the co-editor of the essay collection She’s Such A Geek (Seal Press), and author of Pretend We’re Dead: Capitalist Monsters in American Pop Culture (Duke University Press). Earlier, she was a policy analyst at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and a lecturer in American Studies at UC Berkeley. She was the recipient of a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT, and has a Ph.D. in English and American Studies from UC Berkeley.