Melissa is a scientist and Aurealis Award nominated author who writes fiction about Neandertals, cyborgs, cults, future science, evil scientists and infectious diseases. Her debut novel, The Shining Wall, is available now. Her eco-punk, science fantasy novel, Star-Scorched Fingertips will be published by Android Press in 2023.

You can connect with her on twitter @melissajferg or on Facebook: Melissa Ferguson