Who am I? Steph P. Bianchini.
What I do? In an ideal universe, I would be a starfighter pilot. Or a voidhawk’s captain (Peter Hamilton’s fans know what I’am talking about). In this imperfect world of ours, I’m a writer and an university bookworm, who teaches rather boring stuff – probability, statistics and quantitative finance among others. Obviously I’m not any good at them, otherwise I’d be working in the City – earning huge piles of quids, sipping Cristal and enjoying (night)life.
Where do I leave? Edinburgh, Scotland – beautiful and rainy. No glittering space stations or hospitable moonlets around here, but I’m still able to observe my favourite planet in the evening sky – from September to December, provided I am lucky with the weather (which is not that often).
What do I write? Mainly non fiction – i.e. journal articles for my academic job. Books and book chapters, less technical, policy-oriented but still a bit geeky. I contribute regular features about science and SF to a few outlets, like Serious Wonder and Amazing Stories among them. I do (now more often than before) write fiction under different bylines – guess what, SF. But I also fancy alternate history and cyberpunk. And dystopias.
What are you going to find here? Discussions about the science in SF, astrophysics first of all. References and interesting stuff collected here and there. Book / movie reviews on SFF&H (that stays for Science-Fiction Fantasy & Horror). Weird, spooky things I came across when surfing the web researching my next article. And Japanese manga/anime, a lifetime passion that never went away.