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), Rule of Capture (Harper Voyager, 2019), and Failed State (Harper Voyager, 2020; a finalist for the 2021 Philip K. Dick Award). 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). He lives in Austin, Texas, where he also practices law.