Annalee Newitz writes about science, pop culture, and the future. She is the editor in chief of io9, a publication that covers science and science fiction. She is the author of the books Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction (2013) and Pretend We’re Dead: Capitalist Monsters in American Pop Culture (2006) and the coeditor of She’s Such a Geek (2006). Formerly, she was a policy analyst at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, where she received a Ph.D. in English and American Studies.