Norman Spinrad is the author of some 20 novels and 60 stories published in 14 languages, including Bug Jack Barron, The Iron Dream, He Walked Among Us and Mexica. He has also written feature films, television programs and songs. He is also a journalist, film critic, literary critic and political commentator. He has been a radio talk show host, vocalist, literary agent and president of the Science Fiction Writers of America and World SF. He grew up in New York, has lived in Los Angeles, London, San Francisco and Paris, and traveled widely in Europe, less so in Latin America and Asia.