Novelist, musician, and editor BRIAN FRANCIS SLATTERY is the author of four novels, along with numerous articles on public policy and the arts. His 2008 dystopian fable, Liberation: Being the Adventures of the Slick Six After the Collapse of the United States of America, was named by Amazon's editors the best science-fiction book of 2008, and his next novel, Lost Everything, won the 2012 Philip K. Dick Award. Slattery was previously a senior editor of the Journal of International Affairs and an editor and co-founder of the New Haven Review. His short fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train, McSweeney’s, the Revelator, and elsewhere. He lives with his wife and son in New Haven, Connecticut.