Dana William Paxson writes all sorts of things: patent applications for a law firm, course mini-lectures for online classes, magazine articles, poetry, and fiction. Four of his stories, science fiction and fantasy, appeared in Science Fiction Age magazine during its ascendancy in the 1990s; these and seven more are collected in Neuron Tango. His tales often stand with one foot in a particular genre and another foot somewhere else. He blames this on his omnivoracious reading habits and his crazed-spiderweb thinking. He has acted, sung, and danced in Gilbert and Sullivan productions, created abstract-constructionist works of art, and designed and built monster spreadsheet models of large-scale computer systems. He has studied mathematics, medieval and modern poetry, astronomy, molecular neurobiology, linguistics, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and a few languages. He teaches courses on Tolkien, da Vinci, and Picasso. Along with more shorter stories and a screenplay, he is writing two or more novels, depending on how well he tangles and untangles their threads. Watching him, his wife is never bored. Neither are his friends.
Learn more at Dana Paxson's website.