Malka Older is a writer, aid worker, and academic. Her science-fiction political thriller Infomocracy was named one of the best books of 2016 by Kirkus, Book Riot, and the Washington Post. She is also the author of the sequels, Null States (2017) and State Tectonics (2018), and the full trilogy was nominated for a Hugo Award. She is also the creator of the serial Ninth Step Station, currently running on Serial Box. Her short story collection And Other Disasters will come out in late 2019. Her short fiction and poetry can be found at WIRED, Leveler, Sundog Lit, Reservoir Lit, Inkscrawl, Rogue Agent, Tor.com, Fireside Magazine, and others.