Darko Suvin, scholar, critic and poet, was born in Yugoslavia, studied at the universities of Zagreb, Bristol, the Sorbonne
and Yale and has taught in Europe and North America. He is Professor Emeritus of McGill University and Fellow of the Royal
Society of Canada. He is the author of numerous books and articles on literature and dramaturgy, culture, utopian and science
fiction and political epistemology, as well as three volumes of poetry. In recent years he has been writing mainly about SFR
Yugoslavia and communism.
Gerry Canavan is Assistant Professor of English at Marquette University, specializing in twentieth-
and twenty-first-century literature. His research focuses on the relationship between science fiction and the political and
cultural history of the post-war period, with special emphasis on ecology and the environment. He is an editor at Extrapolation
and Science Fiction Film and Television, as well as the author of Modern Masters of Science Fiction: Octavia
E. Butler (2016).