Ness Brown

Ness Brown was born and half-raised in New Mexico, a land with long traditions of speculative storytelling and alien conspiracies. During their nomadic childhood, books became their vehicle to worlds unknown, which they continue to explore both creatively and as a career. Ness received their B.A. in Astronomy at Columbia University in New York City, where they also found their husband and passion for Wing Chun kung fu. After graduating they spent six years teaching college astronomy and astrobiology at the City University of New York, inspiring others to think about what or who else might be out there. They are currently completing their M.S. in Astrophysics and soon to begin their PhD.

As an astrophysicist, Ness wonders about Cosmic Dawn and how the first generation of celestial objects and structures affect the evolution of the universe. As an author, they wonder about how fantastical, horrific, and science-inspired stories affect us. When not researching or writing with the help of their two cats (Faust and Mephi), they enjoy playing video games and rewatching Star Trek: TOS. Their debut sci-fi horror novella, The Scourge Between Stars, is out now.