Lawrence Person is a science fiction writer living in Austin, Texas. His work has appeared in Asimov's, F&SF, Postscripts, Jim Baen's Universe, Analog, Fear, Science Fiction Eye, The New York Review of Science Fiction, and several anthologies. He is the once and future editor of the Hugo-nominated Nova Express and runs SF/F/H specialty dealer Lame Excuse Books. He is the author of numerous reviews and critical articles, including "Notes Toward a Postcyberpunk Manifesto" (Nova Express, 1998), and reviews movies for Locus Online, frequently in collaboration with Howard Waldrop. He owns such a large library (mostly of science fiction first editions), he had to buy a two-story house to put it in, and then adopted a golden retriever to drag him out of his house on a regular basis. He also makes a mean batch of salsa. His most recent fiction includes "The Toughest Jew in the West" in Cross Plains Universe (eds. Scott A. Cupp and Joe R. Lansdale, 2006), "Master Lao and the Flying Horror" in The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy (ed. Mike Ashley, 2008), and "Gabe's Globster" in Asimov's (June 2008).