Tom Easton is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and a well-known science fiction critic. He holds a doctorate in theoretical biology from the University of Chicago and is Professor of Science at Thomas College in Waterville, Maine. Among other courses, he teaches Emerging Technologies, Environmental Issues, and Science, Technology, & Society. His latest nonfiction books are Careers in Science (VGM, 4th ed., 2004), Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Science, Technology, and Society (McGraw-Hill Dushkin, 7th ed., 2006), and Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Environmental Issues (11th ed., expanded, 2006). His latest novels are Firefight (Betancourt, 2003) and The Great Flying Saucer Conspiracy (Wildside, 2002). One popular speaking topic is "Can Science Fiction Help Teach Science?" Fees are negotiable. Expenses must be covered.