Sean Patrick Hannifin studied Computer Science at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia before spending some years working at his local library and studying the art of computer animation. The pursuit of strong artificial intelligence is one of his favorite subjects, and while he believes major advances in the AI field are most certainly impending, he knows that there will be absolutely nothing to fear and that nothing could possibly go wrong. He is also a composer of orchestral music, though his musical interests have recently gravitated toward the theoretical side, where his creation of a new “theory of melody” led to his programming of the automatic melody generator found at Melody Generator.com. He hopes a Mozart symphony generator is on the horizon. Reading and writing fantasy and science fiction has always been a passion and source of inspiration for him, and when he’s not writing short fiction, he’s trying his hand at various novel-length projects, or secretly procrastinating and watching movies. He lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia.