I write speculative fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that often explore technological progress and rapid change. In December 2015, I will graduate from the University of Arizona with a B.A. in Creative Writing (concentrations in fiction and poetry) and a B.A. in English. I’ve been a member of the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) team for ten years now.
- “Fairy-Tale File: Once Upon a Microchip.” Fairy Tale Review. Edited by Jon Riccio. 5 June 2015. Web.
- “Fairy-Tale File: The Technologists Grimm.” Fairy Tale Review. Edited by Jon Riccio. 20 February 2015. Web.
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
- The Men You Don’t Like (7/21/2015)
- Pluto Before New Horizons (7/12/2015)
- Fuck, Writing DOES Have Negative Consequences (6/30/2015)
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.
- “Richard Leis Interview.” Immortality Institute. 15 February 2009. YouTube videos. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6
- 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.