Russell Blackford, Ph.D., is an Australian writer, philosopher, and critic, based in Melbourne, Victoria. As a fiction writer, Blackford specializes in science fiction, fantasy and horror fiction. His nonfiction work frequently deals with issues involving science and society, particularly philosophical bioethics, cyberculture, transhumanism, and the history and current state of the science fiction genre. His work has appeared in many magazine, journals, and reference books, and has been featured most prominently in Quadrant, a monthly journal of literature and policy. Since 2008 he has also been a Fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. He was a speaker at the 2010 Global Atheist Convention.
Udo Schuklenk is a German-born bioethicist. He is a Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at Queen's University in Canada. Prior to this he held professorial appointments at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland and the University of the Witwatersrand Faculty of Health Sciences. He has also worked at Monash University's Centre for Human Bioethics and at the University of Central Lancashire Centre for Professional Ethics.