290 Authors includes a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Uni- versity of Southern California. Eric S. Rabkin, Ph.D. http://www-personal.umich.edu/~esrabkin/ Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. As a teacher, Rabkin is especially known for his large, popular lecture courses on science fiction and fantasy, and for his many teaching innovations, includ- ing the development of the highly successful Practical English writing program. Michael Rose, Ph.D. http://ecoevo.bio.uci.edu/Faculty/Rose/Rose.html Professor at the University of California, Irvine, focusing on the evolution of life histories and genetic systems, Michael has studied both the evolution of mortality late in life the evolution of fecundity late in life. Together with Dr. L.D. Mueller, he has developed evolutionary theories for late life plateaus, sometimes called immortality, and tested them using the fruit fly. Mike Treder http://www.incipientposthuman.com/ Executive director of the Center for Responsible Nanotech- nology, is a business professional with a background in tech- nology and communications company management. Serves on the Boards of Directors of the Human Futures Institute and the World Transhumanist Association, is a member of the Executive Advisory Team for the Extropy Institute, and developer of the Incipient Posthuman website.