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When I was very young, a teacher asked our class to write about what we wanted to be when we grew up. My story was entitled “Me the Everything.” I’ve been fortunate to come close to fulfilling that dream in my life. Computer programming, molecular biology, nanotechnology, systems biology, synthetic biology, business consulting, and photocopy repair, I’ve worked in many fields. I’ve spent way too much of my life in school, eventually earning degrees in computing science (BSc) and in molecular biology and genetics (PhD). I’ve even had the chance to work with some of the best researchers in the world at The National Institute for Nanotechnology in Edmonton, Canada.
After decades of reading almost nothing but high-tech science fiction, I decided to take a shot at writing some. I aim for stories that are true to the best available science, while pushing my imagination far beyond the edge of what we know today. I love biology, particle physics, cosmology, artificial intelligence, cognitive psychology, politics, and economics. My philosophy is empirical physicalism and I blog regularly about the science and the ideas found in my novels. I believe fiction should educate and stimulate, as much as it entertains.
My wife and I currently live in Cuenca, Ecuador where we study Spanish and Chen-style Tai Chi, when not working on exciting and provocative new stories.
Here’s a picture of our group being unusually well synchronized toward the end of the “18 movements” routine. And yes, we have weather like this year-round in Cuenca.
Visit Paul Anlee’s personal site at: http://www.paulanlee.com/