Jason Heller is the author of STRANGE STARS, a book about sci-fi’s influence on ’70s music (David Bowie, P-Funk, Hawkwind, Rush, Kraftwerk, Devo, and everything in between). It will be published in hardcover by Melville House on June 5, 2018, and will be available everywhere books are sold. Jason is also the author of the alternate history novel TAFT 2012 (Quirk), the Goosebumps book SLAPPY'S REVENGE (Scholastic), the Pirates of the Caribbean book THE CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW HANDBOOK (Quirk), and numerous short stories in magazines and anthologies, including SWORDS V. CTHULHU (Stone Skin Press). He’s the former nonfiction editor of Clarkesworld Magazine and won a Hugo Award in 2013 as part of that editing team, and he co-edited the science fiction anthology CYBER WORLD (Hex Publishers). He also penned a chapter of Ann and Jeff VanderMeer’s THE TIME TRAVELER'S ALMANAC (Tor), and he’s written about pop culture for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, The A.V. Club, and many others. He's also assembling a coffee-table book with Desirina Boskovich titled STARSHIPS & SORCERERS, which will be published by Abrams Books. In his spare time he plays guitar in the post-punk band WEATHERED STATUES and is a resident DJ at FUNK CLUB and MILE HIGH SOUL CLUB. He lives in Denver with his wife, Angie.