Darren Francis was born in London in 1969, but escaped the capital’s strange attractor in 2005. He currently lives in leafy Bucks, banging out fiction and nurturing eschatological escape-plans. His work has been published in a number of anthologies and online journals. He has lectured on diverse subjects, from folklore to hyperfiction to music and the occult, and has featured in several bands, most notably the techno-metal combo Cubanate. His first published novel is due in Spring 2006.