Eric Schaller is a professor of biological sciences at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, where he lives in a peach-colored house with his wife Paulette and a cairn terrier named Z. His story "The Assistant to Doctor Jacob" is in the 16th Year's Best Fantasy and Horror (Windling and Datlow, eds.), "Three Urban Folk Tales" is in the 2006 Fantasy: Best of the Year (Horton, ed.) and Best of the Rest 4 (Youmans, ed.). Other short fiction has appeared in The Time Traveler's Almanac (VanderMeer and VanderMeer, eds.), The Thackery T. Lambshead Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases (VanderMeer and Roberts, eds.), Text:UR The New Book of Masks (Aguirre, ed.), A Field Guide to Surreal Botany (Chui and Lundberg, eds.), Last Drink Bird Head (VanderMeer and VanderMeer, eds.), Triangulation: Last Contact (Ramey and Lackey, eds.),Bestiary: The Best of A cappella Zoo (Ochsner, ed.), SciFiction, Postscripts, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Polyphony, New Genre, Shadows and Tall Trees, Sybil's Garage, Pedestal Magazine, Nemonymous, A cappella Zoo, The Dream People, Lore, DeadLines, and Gone Lawn, and his story "The Glamour" is forthcoming in Kaleidotrope.

Schaller has published many research articles on plant molecular biology and also contributed columns on biology to the Clarion Foundation blog ( Hisillustrations have appeared in City of Saints and Madmen by Jeff VanderMeer, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, The White Buffalo Gazette, Not My Small Diary, Secret Life Remix, The Third Bear Carnival, The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities, and An A to Z of the Fantastic City by Hal Duncan. He is an editor, with Matthew Cheney, of the on-line magazine The Revelator ( He is an active member of the Horror Writers Association and of Storyville.