Jeanne Cavelos began her professional life as an astrophysicist, working in the Astronaut Training Division at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. After earning her M.F.A. in creative writing, she moved into a career in publishing, becoming a senior editor at Bantam Doubleday Dell, where she created and launched the Abyss imprint of psychological horror, for which she won the World Fantasy Award, and ran the science fiction/fantasy publishing program. Jeanne left New York to pursue her own writing career. Her books include the bestselling Passing of the Techno-Mages trilogy, the highly praised science books The Science of Star Wars and The Science of The X-Files, and the anthology The Many Faces of Van Helsing. Her work has twice been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award.