PJ Manney wrote the bestselling and Philip K. Dick Award-nominated Phoenix Horizon trilogy: (R)EVOLUTION, (ID)ENTITY, and (CON)SCIENCE. A former chairperson of Humanity+, she authored “Yucky Gets Yummy: How Speculative Fiction Creates Society” and “Empathy in the Time of Technology: How Storytelling is the Key to Empathy,” foundational works on the neuropsychology of empathy and future media. Manney consults and lectures for organizations about the future of technology and humanity. She was a teleplay writer (Hercules–The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess, numerous TV pilot scripts) and film executive. Manney lives with her husband in Southern California and is a dual citizen of the US and New Zealand. Visit www.pjmanney.com.