Laurence Raphael Brothers is a writer and a technologist with five patents and a background in AI and Internet R&D. His noir urban fantasy series starting with The Demons of Wall Street is available from Mirror World Publishing, while his new standalone fantasy novel The World's Shattered Shell has recently been published by Water Dragon. He has published over 50 short stories in such magazines as Nature, PodCastle, and Galaxy's Edge. His story Houseproud won an “Intelligence in Fiction” award from the Berkeley Machine Intelligence Research Institute. Laurence is a member of SFWA and Codex. He attended the Viable Paradise workshop. Pronouns: he/him.