Javier A. Martínez holds a B.A. from the University of Texas and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University. Since 2002 he has been Managing Editor of Extrapolation, an international and peer-reviewed journal published by Liverpool University Press that runs essays on science fiction and fantasy, and promotes innovative work that considers the place of speculative texts in contemporary culture. His essays and reviews have appeared in Dead Reckonings, Extrapolation, Science Fiction Film and Television, The Science Fiction Research Association Review, Science Fiction Studies, and The New York Review of Science Fiction. He is currently Associate Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English at The University of Texas at Brownsville.