Dave Hutchinson was born in Sheffield in 1960. After reading American Studies at the University of Nottingham, he became a journalist. He's the author of the critically acclaimed, BSFA Award Winning Fractured Europe series, five collections of short stories and his novella, The Push was shortlisted for the 2010 BSFA award for short fiction. He has also edited two anthologies and co-edited a third. His short story "The Incredible Exploding Man" featured in the first Solaris Rising anthology, and appeared in the 29th Year's Best Science Fiction collection. He lives in north London with his wife and several cats.