I'm Annalee Newitz, editor of io9, and I'll be your pilot on this ride across time and space and your imagination and all that crap. The first time I saw Star Wars I got so excited that I threw up. I learned about sex from reading John Varley novels about creatures with three sets of genitals living inside a giant cyborg orbiting Saturn. When I was a lecturer at UC Berkeley, I wrote a book about monsters. When I was a policy analyst at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, I became obsessed with end user license agreements. When I was a journalist at Wired, I convinced a doctor to implant an RFID tracking device in my arm. I love Octavia Butler, Ken MacLeod, David Cronenberg, Ursula Le Guin, Mike Mignola, Joss Whedon, and watching things explode. And now I have a Scooby Gang.