Madeline Ashby was born in Panorama City, California in 1983. Her non-fiction has appeared at BoingBoing, WorldChanging, Creators Project, io9.com and Tor.com. Her novel iD: Book One of the Machine Dynasty Series (2011) received many critical plaudits. As a futurist, she has worked for Intel, the Ontario government, and design and communications firms in Toronto. She loves anime, avocados, cats, Nine Inch Nails, and staying in.
"Charlotte leveled him with a glare the likes of which he had never seen in synthetic women. It seemed to penetrate his every cell, as though she were watching him decay one picosecond at a time."