Dr. Robert E. Hampson

Dr. Robert E. HampsonRobert E. Hampson, Ph.D., is the (brain) scientist behind the science fiction for more than a dozen writers. He has assisted in the (fictional) creation of future medicine, brain computer interfaces, unusual diseases, alien intelligence, novel brain diseases (and the medical nanites to cure them), exotic toxins, and brain effects of a zombie virus. His science writing (as both Rob Hampson and under the pseudonym, Tedd Roberts) ranges from the mysteries of the brain to surviving the Apocalypse, from prosthetics to TV and movie diseases, and from the fictional depiction of real science to living in space. His recent forays into short fiction (as Tedd Roberts) include Science Fiction by Scientists (Springer), Riding the Red Horse (Castalia), and Black Tide Rising (Baen).

Dr. Hampson is a Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology with over 35 years of experience in animal and human neuroscience. His professional work includes more than 100 peer-reviewed research articles ranging from the pharmacology of memory to the effects of radiation on the brain. He is also leading a clinical team which is developing a “neural prosthetic” to restore human memory following damage due to aging, injury, or disease.


Christopher L. Smith

Christopher L. SmithA native Texan by birth (if not geography), Chris moved “home” as soon as he could.

While attending Texas A+M he met a wonderful lady that somehow found him to be funny, charming, and worth marrying. (She has since changed her mind on the funny and charming, but figures he’s still a keeper.)

Chris began writing fiction in 2012. His short stories can be found in the following anthologies: “Bad Blood and Old Silver,” (Luna’s Children: Stranger Worlds, Dark Oak Press), “Isaac Crane and the Ancient Hunger” (Dark Corners Anthology, Fantom Enterprises); “200 miles to Huntsville” (Black Tide Rising, Baen); “What Manner of Fool” (Sha’Daa: Inked, Copper Dog Publishing); “Case Hardened” (Forged in Blood, Baen); and “Velut Luna” (The Good, The Bad, and The Merc, Seventh Seal Press)

He has co-written two novels, Kraken Mare (Severed Press) with Jason Cordova, and Gunpowder and Embers—Last Judgement’s Fire, Book 1 (Baen, forthcoming) with John Ringo and Kacey Ezell. A solo urban fantasy novel is currently under construction.

His cats allow his family and three dogs to reside with them outside of San Antonio. 


Kacey Ezell

Kacey EzellKacey Ezell is an active duty USAF helicopter pilot. When not beating the air into submission, she writes mil SF, SF, fantasy, noir, and horror fiction. She has stories in the Citizens and Black Tide Rising anthologies, as well as the upcoming Forged In Blood anthology set in the Freehold universe. She is currently collaborating with Christopher L. Smith and John Ringo on a series set in a new universe to be published by Baen Books. She lives with her husband, two daughters, and a pair of sociopathic cuddle monsters (aka cats).