Christopher Brown is the author of Tropic of Kansas (Harper Voyager, 2017), a finalist for the 2018 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. His new novel Rule of Capture, the beginning of a series of speculative legal thrillers, is forthcoming from Harper Voyager in August of 2019. He was a World Fantasy Award nominee for the anthology Three Messages and a Warning: Contemporary Mexican Short Stories of the Fantastic (eds. Mayo and Brown, Small Beer, 2012). His short fiction and criticism have appeared in a wide array of magazines and anthologies, including, LitHub, The Baffler, and MIT Technology Review’s Twelve Tomorrows. He lives in Austin, Texas, where he practices law.