Charles J. Marino, born in the Bronx, obtained both BS and MS in nuclear engineering from Columbia University. His various occupations included a time as a bond and commodities trader on Wall Street, an entrepreneur founder of several small computer companies, and Portfolio Manager. He has more robots than friends, but they're good ones. His novels and short stories all fall into the 'scifi' genre. The section 'Genesis' is his first non-fiction piece.