I am the author of the book "The Science of Battelestar Galactica", published in October 2010 by Wiley. I am also a contributing editor for Wired Magazine. I write science fiction. I used to work at the American Museum of Natural History. I have worked as a robot programmer for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. I have lost $500,000 in US currency. I have done standup comedy. I have walked on the outside ledge of the 72nd floor of the Empire State Building for a radio story. I have designed experiments that have flown on the Space Shuttle. I grew up in a haunted house in Yonkers, NY. I have been on the internet since 1989. I have explained meteorites to David Byrne. I have had Wolf Blitzer steal pizza from me. I have shaken hands with five men who have walked on the moon.