Upcoming Events


2017 – subject to change

  • StokerCon, Long Beach, CA, April 2017
  • NecronomiCon, Providence, RI, August 17-20, 2017
  • Roc-Con, Writer Guest of Honor, Sept 15-17, 2017
  • BoucherCon World Mystery Convention, Toronto, Oct 12-15, 2017


  • Malice Domestic, Bethesda, MD, April 29-May 1, 2016
  • DragonCon, Atlanta, GA, Sept 2-5, 2016
  • Roc-Con, Writer Guest of Honor, Sept 9-11, 2016
  • BoucherCon World Mystery Convention, New Orleans, LA, Sept 15-18, 2016



  • Writer Guest, Ancient Aliens, History Channel, airs often
  • Writer Guest, Batman Tech, History Channel, airs often
  • Writer Guest of Honor (GOH), Roc-Con 2016
  • Special Guest of Honor (GOH), NecronomiCon 2015, Providence, RI
  • Writer Guest of Honor (GOH), Roc-Con 2015
  • Writer Guest of Honor (GOH), Roc-Con 2014
  • Programming Guest, Eeriecon 2012
  • Writer Guest of Honor (GOH), Roc-Con 2012
  • Writer Guest of Honor (GOH), Eeriecon 2011
  • Writer Guest of Honor (GOH), Roc-Con 2011
  • Writer Guest of Honor (GOH) Speaker, Hofstra University Conference, November 2007
  • Writer Guest of Honor (GOH) Speaker, New York Academy of Sciences, NYC, November 2007
  • Writer Guest of Honor (GOH) Speaker, The Century Club, Rochester, NY, September 2007
  • Writer Guest of Honor (GOH) Speaker, University Librarian Conference, Colorado, June 2007
  • After Dinner Speaker, Ninth Rochester International Conference on Coherence and Quantum Optics, June 2007
  • Writer Guest of Honor (GOH) and Speaker, Perugia Science Festival, Italy, 2006
  • Featured by Scientific American Book Club, Science Fiction Book Club, and Library of Science Book Club
  • Featured in New York Times Book Review, USA Today, Science News, Publisher’s Weekly, National Geographic, Physics Today, New Scientist, U.S. News and World Report, Entertainment Weekly, many others
  • On Nebula preliminary ballot for Best Novel of 1999, Science Fiction Writers of America, Inc.
  • On national fiction ballots six times for Best Story of the Year
  • Won national award for best modern cyborg science fiction; story published in international graduate-level Cyborg Handbook/Routledge Press
  • Television: Interviewed on national Fox News television, BBC World Science News, live news programs & talk shows in NYC, Connecticut, Virginia, Rochester, Canada; featured in Batman Tech & Ancient Aliens, History Channel; interviewed by television producers from Discovery Channel, ABC News
  • Radio: Interviewed by hundreds of radio stations, including National Public Radio, the BBC, 5 cable networks in Canada
  • Best of Show Award (top award given), Rochester Society for Technical Communications, 2003, for The Science of Superheroes; entry went to the International Competition
  • Teen science books and novels endorsed by the American Library Association, Voice of Youth Advocates, School Library Journal, Today’s Librarian
  • Books published in 22 languages & available worldwide: Italy, Japan, Spain, Russia, Germany, Portugal, France, Brazil, Thailand, Korea, China, Estonia, England, Canada/French, Finland, Poland, Czech, etc.
  • Staff novel reviewer – Science Fiction Cable Channel, Nov 2004-Dec 2009, RIP