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Ransom Stephens, Ph.D., is a professor of particle physics turned writer and speaker. He has worked on experiments at Fermilab and CERN and was on the team that discovered the top quark. Ransom is an event curator for Litquake (San Francisco's Literary Festival) a longtime member of the San Francisco Writers Workshop, an award winning speaker, and the author of over 200 articles, essays, and stories on everything from quantum physics to parenting teenagers to the future of publishing. He grew up in Northern California, bouncing around the foothills of Mt. Diablo. His new novel, The God Patent (Numina Press), is set in the battle between science and religion over the nature of the soul and the origin of the universe and concludes with an adolescent math prodigy's discovery of how the soul works.
So sayeth my publisher...
As for me, I write books with strong characters and science integrated in the plot. I guarantee that the science is accurate, hopefully mind blowing, and mixed with enough plot/character tension to keep the story moving. I like books that move, deliver a close relationship between you and the characters and give you something to think about. I hope that the The God Patent delivers on these promises.
Should it ever be relevant (and I hope it will be): I prefer beer to wine, tea to coffee, heavy metal rock to jazz, and I can be found at every Oakland Raiders home game.
As long as we're at it, check out my work as the National Science and Society Correspondent for Examiner.com: http://www.examiner.com/x-44484-Science--Society-Examiner