Stephen Euin Cobb
He's a columnist and contributing editor for Jim Baen's Universe Magazine (the online magazine from Baen Books); contributing editor for Robot Magazine (a print publication resembling Popular Science); and has written for Space and Time Magazine, H+ Magazine and Grim Couture Magazine. He is also an essayist, artist, game designer, and transhumanist.
As host of The
Future And You, a one-hour long weekly podcast, he interviews
authors, celebrities, scientists, and "pioneers of the future" as to
what they believe both the near future and distant future will be like.
Nanotech, biotech, and exoplanets are
popular topics on his show, as are cryonics, organlegging, computers wired into
the human brain, global warming, genetic engineering
of humans, faster than light travel, worm holes, black holes, transhumanism,
and the technology of living more-or-less forever.
Greg Bear, David Drake, and Alan Dean
Foster have all been guests, as have Kim Stanley Robinson, David B. Coe, John
Ringo, Spider Robinson, Eric Flint, David
Brin, Mike Resnick, Sarah A. Hoyt, Joe Haldeman, Nancy Kress,
Magazine articles he has written include: The
Universal Diagram, The Errand Boy, What's New in The Future And You, What I've Learned Interviewing Futurists, Your Medical Care in the Coming Three Decades, The Perpetual Electron, The
Essay with No Title (until its end), Fifteen Ways Cheap Solar Cells are going to Change the
World, and My Father's Watch.
Bones Burnt Black is Stephen’s most widely read novel. It was serialized as an audio book within his podcast during its first two years. His essays (in print and in his show) generally deal with the future or with science. His second most popular novel is Plague at Redhook.
He has invented several games, the most
famous being Death
Stacks for which
there is an annual tournament held each summer in Charlotte NC at the SF&F
convention ConCarolinas. He also invented the Ignorance
Index, an empirical rating system for radio and television talk
His hobbies include astronomy (he has a
10.1 inch Dobsonian telescope), handwriting analysis, and drawing in charcoal
Stephen’s somewhat unusual middle name
"Euin" is pronounced like a contraction of the two words You in, with the
emphasis placed on You. This was
his father's middle name, as well as that of his father's father. For a time he
believed it to be a Gaelic word which means young, but he has since learned it
is simply the Gaelic version of the Biblical name John.
Within the three dimensional virtual world of Second Life he is Boc Cryotank.
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