Martin L. Shoemaker is a software developer and a science fiction and fantasy author. Software helps him think about technology and its impact on our lives, inspiring his fiction; fiction lets him explore how people work with new technologies, inspiring his software. His work has appeared in Digital Science Fiction and the charity anthology The Gruff Variations. Two of his stories have been finalists in Writers of the Future. His story “Not Close Enough” will appear in an upcoming issue of Analog.