Paul Cook teaches courses in American and British Literature as well as Arizona State University's first online course in Science Fiction. As a professional science fiction author (since 1978) he has published short fiction in Amazing, Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazne, and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. He is also the author of eight science fiction novels, among them "Fortress on the Sun" (1997), "The Engines of Dawn" (1999), and "Karma Kommandos" (2007). His novels have been translated and published in Japan, Italy, Portugal, and Germany. He has also published more than 600 classical music reviews, principally in Classical Pulse! and The American Record Guide. He is also the series editor of Phoenix Pick's Science Fiction Classic Novels series from Arc Manor publishers (Rockford, Maryland)). He is a member of the Science Fiction Writers of America and the Science Fiction Reasearch Association.