I write speculative fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that often explore technological progress and rapid change. In the menus are some timid examples of my work; I’m writing the good stuff now. While working on a B.A. in Creative Writing and a B.A. in English at the University of Arizona, I also work on the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) team.
The image of Mars in the header above was captured by the Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera in 2003. Credit: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems.
2014 Hattie Lockett Undergraduate Student Poetry Award | about Hattie Greene Lockett | award judge Karen Brennan | other winners Sally McCallum and Mason Gates
Recent Journal Posts
Interviews and Mentions
“Richard Leis, HiRISE Downlink Lead.” HiRISE. 10 December 2014. Web.
Rose, Shari. “Cryonics believers alive and well in Scottsdale.” The Republic. 10 September 2014. Web.
Gonzalez, Robbie. “See all the landing hardware that Curiosity scattered on the surface of Mars.” io9. 7 August 2012. Web.
“NASA releases video of Curiosity’s descent, rover returns images of Martian mountain.” Fox News. 7 August 2012. Web.
McGrath, Kelly. “With medical advances, many put faith in freezing.” Cronkite News Service. 8 December 2008. Web.
Kaliher, Jerad. “Member Profile: Richard Leis, Jr.” Cryonics. 2nd Quarter 2008, Volume 29:2, p. 16. PDF file.
Messina, Irene. “Can technology and science add to our human existence? Transhumanists think so.” Tucson Weekly. 14 August 2008. Web.