David Louis Edelman (www.davidlouisedelman.com) is a science fiction novelist, blogger, and web programmer who lives outside of Washington, D.C. He is a finalist for the 2008 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Barnes & Noble Explorations called his first novel, Infoquake (Pyr, 2006; Solaris Books, 2008),'the love child of Donald Trump and Vernor Vinge," then later named it their Top SF Novel of 2006. Infoquake was also nominated for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Novel. His second novel, MultiReal (the sequel to Infoquake), will be released in July 2008 by Pyr. Dave is currently at work on Geosynchron, the third book in the Jump 225 trilogy.The year 2008 has also seen the publication of his short story "Mathralon" in The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, Volume 2, and his introduction to Overlook Press" new edition of Mervyn Peake's Titus Alone. In addition to writing novels, Dave has also programmed websites for the U.S. Army, the FBI, ExxonMobil, and Rolls-Royce; taught software to the U.S. Congress and the World Bank; written articles for the Washington Post and Baltimore Sun; and directed the marketing departments of biometric and e-commerce companies. Dave is well-versed in PHP, Ruby on Rails, WordPress, ColdFusion, HTML, Javascript, XML, and CSS, and is an expert in web usability, web design, search engine optimization, and writing for the web. Dave was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1971 and grew up in Orange County, California. He attended the Johns Hopkins University's Writing Seminars program from 1989 to 1993, where he studied under such writers as Edna O'Brien, Madison Smartt Bell, and Stephen Dixon. He is married to Victoria Edelman, an attorney and expert in litigation support technology.