Allan Dyen-Shapiro is a Ph.D. biochemist whose research career spanned molecular/cellular biology, genetics/genomics, enzymology, plant/microbial biology, environmental science, mathematical modeling/systems biology, and extensive collaborations with engineers. Following a brief interlude doing everything from patent law to supporting himself with his guitar, he landed as an educator. He currently teaches physics in a high-poverty public high school and is a union rep. His stories are often near-future science fiction, with forays into cyberpunk, hard SF, humor, alternate history, and other allied genres. He also co-edited an anthology of speculative fiction set in the Middle East. He is an active member of SFWA and Codex and blogs on topics of interest to his readers: environmentalism, futurism, science, literature, and science fiction in all media. His blog is available on his website, where you’ll also find links to his stories. He lives in Southwest Florida. Recent Publications: “Salvation Sellers’ Last Customer,” to be reprinted in Stupefying Stories 27, 2024 “Rising Up the Charts With a (Non-Silver) Bullet,” in Rise (Queer Science Fiction contest anthology honorable mention), Oct. 2023 “Midnight Meal at a Kobe Noodle Joint,” Stupefying Stories 26, Oct. 2023 “Caliban’s Cameras,” Stupefying Stories 25, Sept. 2023 “Clinical Progress of Witness Deprotection Client L.M. as Transcribed from Taped Recordings,” Stupefying Stories (web site), Aug. 2023 “Magic Notwithstanding, the Family Lawyer Does as Instructed,” Dragon Gems, Summer 2023 “Side Effects,” Dark Matter Magazine 14, March/April 2023 “Kaddish for Stalin,” in Other Covenants: Alternate Histories of the Jewish People, Dec. 2022 “Crazy Horse’s Prodigal Granddaughter,” Grantville Gazette 87, Jan. 2020 “Like Him with Friends Possess’d,” Flash Fiction Online, Dec. 2019 “Crossing the Boundaries of Virtual Jerusalem,” in HOLY COW: SF Stories from the Center of the World, July 2019 “I’m Proud of You, Mum,” in Mind Candy Vol. 1, Feb. 2018