Richard Leis is a writer of fiction and poetry, especially speculative and fantastic genres, as well as essays about writing, fairy tales, transhumanism, and emerging technologies. He’s also the Downlink Lead for the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) team at the University of Arizona. Once upon a time he wrote and edited the science and technology news and commentary website Frontier Channel, hosted the RADIO Frontier Channel podcast, and organized transhumanist clubs.
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.
Negative Press and Mentions
- Haas, George J. & Saunders, William R. The Martian Codex: More Reflections from Mars. North Atlantic Books (Random House), 22 September 2009, pp. 26, 38.
- Quinlan, Margaret M. & Bates, Benjamin R. “Bionic Woman (2007): gender, disability and cyborgs.” Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, Volume 9 Issue 1, pp. 48 – 58. 3 March 2009. Web.