Matthew Spencer is a British electronics engineer. Almost entirely self-educated, he attended Fearnhill School (in Letchworth) and Mander College in the nineteen-seventies and eighties. Recently, he has worked to help develop equipment for monitoring noise pollution in the marine environment, which to some extent mirrors work done on monitoring and analysing noise in industrial and domestic situations on land in the nineteen-eighties. He suspects that in the developed world, noise pollution is currently affecting marine life more severely than chemical pollution, not least because it is more problematic for regulators and researchers to measure and understand. Occasional great leaps in human understanding are generally facilitated by the development of a new form of measuring instrument. Always worth a try when the human race gets stuck somewhere.
The author has also designed an electronic ignition system especially for classic racing motorcycles.
Other written work includes a screenplay, "Crushed Fennel", some hard Science Fiction (the Forest series) and a work in progress, "The Farshoreman", which will follow "The Lord of Billionaires' Row" into publication here shortly.