Eric G. Swedin is a professor in the History Department at Weber State University. His doctorate is in the history of science and technology. His publications include numerous articles, six history books, four science fiction novels, and a historical mystery novel. His "When Angels Wept: A What-If History of the Cuban Missile Crisis" earned the 2010 Sidewise Award for best alternate history novel. Eric lives with his family in a house built in 1881. His web site is http://www.swedin.org/.