Mark W. Tiedemann began publishing in 1990 with the short story “Targets” in Asimovs SF Magazine. Since then he has published 12 books, over 60 short stories, and numerous reviews and articles. His novel “Compass Reach” was shortlisted for the Philip K. Dick Award and the novel “Remains” was shortlisted for the James Tiptree Jr. Award. While all this was happening, he served on the board of the Missouri Center for the Book for nine years, five as president, during which time he oversaw the establishment of the Missouri State Poet Laureate position. In a previous life he worked in photography. A lifelong St. Louis resident, he now works for Left Bank Books. His most recent book, “Gravity Box and Other Spaces,” was published by Walrus Publishing.