Nalin Ratnayake is an engineer, educator, and writer presently living in Hampton Roads, VA. He has worked as a computational aerodynamicist on various advance air and space vehicles. He also completed an M.Ed. focused on the intersection of scientific literacy and social justice, and spent five years teaching physics and building STEM programs in urban public schools. He currently works for the Science Flight Project Office on a NASA climate science mission intended to launch in 2023.

Nalin writes fiction under the name N.A. Ratnayake. His speculative fiction has appeared in Crossed Genres Magazine as well as the post-colonial SF anthology We See A Different Frontier. His short story “Remembering Turinam” received an honorable mention in Gardner Dozois’s The Year’s Best Science Fiction, Thirty-First Edition. Nalin’s Mars novel, Red Soil Through Our Fingers, explores a future of corporate-controlled space settlement.

You can find Nalin online at naratnayake.com.