Fran Wilde is an author, programmer, and technology consultant. She's worked as a science and engineering writer, a sailing instructor, a game developer, and a jeweler's assistant. Her first novel is forthcoming from Tor in 2015, with two more to follow. Her short stories appear in Asimov's, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Nature, and The Impossible Futures anthology. Her nonfiction "Cooking the Books" column has appeared at Strange Horizons and the SFWA blog.