Henry Gee is a longtime editor at the science journal Nature and author of several works of nonfiction and fiction. His latest book, A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth: 4.6 Billion Years in 12 Pithy Chapters, will be published in fall 2021 by St. Martin’s in the US and Picador in the UK, and has sold at auction in a number of foreign territories. His previous books include In Search of Deep Time: Beyond the Fossil Record to a New History of Life, Jacob’s Ladder: The History of the Human Genome, The Accidental Species: Misunderstandings of Human Evolution, Across the Bridge: Understanding Vertebrate Origins, and The Science of Middle Earth; his fiction includes The Sigil trilogy, By the Sea, and Hunting Unicorns. His book A Field Guide to Dinosaurs was illustrated by Luis V. Rey. He lives in Cromer, Norfolk, England, with his family.