Steven Popkes is the author of Caliban Landing (Congdon and Weed, 1987) and Slow Lightning (Tor, 1991). His "The Color Winter" (Asimov's, August 1988) was a Nebula short story and Sturgeon finalist; "The Egg" was in the 7th The Year's Best Science Fiction (Dozois, ed.), "Fable for Savior and Reptile" in Year's Best Fantasy 3 (Hartwell and Cramer, eds.), and "Winters Are Hard," "The Ice," "The Great Caruso," and "Jackie's Boy" in the 20th, 21st, 23rd , and 28th Dozois Year's Best. Other short fiction appears in Isaac Asimov's Aliens (Dozois, ed.), Full Spectrum 2 (Aronica, McCarthy, Stout, and LoBrutto, eds.), Isaac Asimov's Camelot (Dozois and Williams, ed.), Robots (Dann and Dozois, eds.), The Living Dead 2 (Adams, ed.), F&SF, Asimov's, Realms of Fantasy, Twilight Zone, Daily SF, Tomorrow, SF Age, and Night Cry. He is a founding member of the Cambridge Science Fiction Workshop and was one of the contributors to their Future Boston (Smith, ed.).

Steven was born in 1952, in Santa Monica, California. As his father was an aeronautical engineer, Steve moved all over the country from California to Alabama, Seattle, Missouri (where his family is from), and, finally, Massachusetts. In the tradition of most writers, his day job has been what comes immediately to hand: house restorer to morgue tech to software engineer to white water rafting guide. He was involved in the avionics portion of the NASA Ares project. Steven, his wife, son, and dog breed turtles and grow bananas on two acres in Massachusetts.