Alastair Mayer is a near-ancient British-Canadian-American who has haunted MileHiCon for decades. Before his kids sapped his energy, he was a pilot, scuba diver, astronaut candidate, space activist, and probably other things he doesn't remember. A member of SFWA, he has written for Analog, Byte, High Frontier and Final Frontier magazines. Alastair's current T-Space Alpha Centauri book series--launched a year ago--is doing well, with more volumes in the works. Now that his kids are adults, he has plenty of time to write. He'd have more time but for his day job at a Colorado-based satellite company.