Paul Di Filippo has been nominated for the Nebula, Hugo, Theodore Sturgeon, and World Fantasy awards, and has won the British Science Fiction association award. He has sold two hundred plus stories, as well as several novels and novellas, such as the multi- award-nominated A Year in the Linear City. He was part of the first wave of both steampunk and biopunk, with influential volumes The Steampunk Trilogy and Ribofunk. He is also one of the preeminent critics and reviewers in the science fiction field. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island, with his partner Deborah Newton, a world-renowned knitwear designer.