Annalee Newitz is a journalist and author who writes about science, society and the future. She’s the founding editor of io9, a publication that covers science and science fiction, and the author of Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction (Doubleday), which was a finalist for the 2013 LA Times book prize. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Wired, The Smithsonian Magazine, The Washington Post, 2600, New Scientist, Technology Review, and Popular Science. She’s 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). Formerly, 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.