Steve Aylett was born in Bromley, England. He wrote the books Slaughtermatic, The Crime Studio, Bigot Hall, The Inflatable Volunteer, Toxicology, Atom, Shamanspace, Only an Alligator, The Velocity Gospel, Dummyland, Karloff’s Circus, LINT, Fain the Sorcerer, And Your Point Is? and Rebel at the End of Time. He was a finalist for the 1998 Philip K Dick Award (for Slaughtermatic). He’s also responsible for comic projects The Caterer, Get That Thing Way From Me and Johnny Viable.