Sharlotte Neely, Ph.D., is an award-winning professor of anthropology at Northern Kentucky University. A native of Savannah, Ga., she holds degrees in anthropology from both Georgia State University in Atlanta and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of the well-reviewed book Snowbird Cherokees and a consultant on the award-winning documentary film of the same title. Dr. Neely has a lifelong love of science fiction and is the author, as Sharlotte Donnelly, of Kasker, a novel of anthropological science fiction. She thinks Dune is the greatest SF novel of all time.