R. Gary Raham writes both science fact and science fiction, and is a firm believer that the latter often excites a new generation of scientists to discover more of the former. Armed with degrees in biology from the University of Michigan, Raham taught high school science before pursuing careers in writing, illustration, and design. Raham has won numerous awards for his books, articles, and artwork. Readers should be cautioned that laughing and thinking simultaneously might occur while reading Raham’s work. Credible observations of such readers have revealed no deleterious effects.