Ramez Naam was born in Cairo, Egypt, and came to the US at the age of 3. He’s a computer scientist who spent 13 years at Microsoft, leading teams working on email, web browsing, search, and artificial intelligence. He holds almost 20 patents in those areas. Ramez is the winner of the 2005 H.G. Wells Award for his non-fiction book, More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement. He is also the author of The Nexus Trilogy, the first book of which, Nexus, was nominated for the Campbell Award and won the Prometheus Award. The third novel, Apex, won the Philip K. Dick Award.