I’m supposed to be a systems neuroscientist, even got the PhD and everything. But real brains are frustratingly complicated, so I often prefer to write about fictional ones instead. I grew up in the UK, and am based in London, but got the PhD during a six-year stint in the USA. I am a graduate of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop at UCSD. Pastimes include playing poker, hitting the snooze button, or adding a new pin to my travel map.