Mike Chen is a critically acclaimed science fiction author based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. His debut novel Here and Now and Then was a finalist for the Goodreads Choice, CALIBA Golden Poppy, and Compton Crook awards. His other novels include A Beginning At The End, We Could Be Heroes, Light Years From Home, Vampire Weekend, and Star Wars: Brotherhood. He has also contributed to the Star Wars: From A Certain Point Of View anthology and covers geek culture for sites like Nerdist, StarTrek.com, and The Mary Sue. In previous lives, Chen worked as a sports journalist covering the NHL, DJ, musician, and aerospace engineer. He lives with his wife, daughter, and many rescue animals.