Stephen Cass

Sci-tech journalist and editor. 
Science fiction critic and editor.
Maker. Likes electrons.

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As a journalist, Cass has been an editor at MIT Technology Review and Discover, and is currently a senior editor at IEEE Spectrum. His work has also appeared in outlets such as Popular Science, Nautilus, and The Guardian. Cass specializes in electrotechnologies and space exploration. He's interviewed people such as Edward Teller, father of the hydrogen bomb; a whole bunch of the Apollo 13 mission controllersAndy Weir, author of The Martian; Anouk Wipprecht, cutting edge fashiontech designer; and James Newman, a wondrous man who hand-soldered together 42,300 transitors to make a giant CPU in his living room.

As a science fiction editor, Cass was the founding editor of Technology Review's critically acclaimed TRSF/Twelve Tomorrows and Spectrum's Coming Soon Enough hard science fiction anthologies. These featured original story commissions from authors that included Elizabeth Bear, David Brin, Pat Cadigan, Cory Doctorow, Greg Egan, Mary Robinette Kowal, Nancy Kress, Ian McDonald, Vandana Singh, and Allen Steele, among others.

As a science fiction critic, Cass is the co-author with Kevin Grazier of the books Hollyweird Science: From Quantum Quirks to the Multiverse and Hollyweird Science: From Spaceships to Microchips. He has also contributed chapters to Fringe Science: Parallel Universes, White Tulips and Mad Scientists and Hollywood Chemistry: When Science Met Entertainment.  

Cass has also given talks or moderated panels on science fiction at venues such as the San Diego Comic Con, DragonCon, CeBit, Astronomy on Tap, and meetings of the American Chemical Society and the American Physics Society.

He has a degree in experimental physics from Trinity College Dublin, and lives and works in New York City. You can reach Cass at Stephen.Cass[at] He tweets too: @stephencass