About Dennis Meredith
Dennis Meredith brings to his science thrillers an expertise in science from his career as a research communicator at some of the country’s leading research universities, including MIT, Caltech, Cornell, Duke, and the University of Wisconsin. He has worked with science journalists at the nation’s major newspapers, magazines, and radio and TV networks and has written well over a thousand news releases and magazine articles on science and engineering over his career.
Besides Mythicals, his other novels are The Rainbow Virus, Wormholes: A Novel, Solomon’s Freedom, The Cerulean’s Secret, The Happy Chip, and The Neuromorphs. His novels seek to extrapolate real-world science into compelling stories that speculate on their ultimate implications.
He is also author of the nonfiction book Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Work.
He has served on the executive board of the National Association of Science Writers and has written numerous articles and guidebooks on science writing and science communication. He has also served as a judge and manager for the NASW Science-in-Society Awards and the American Association for the Advancement of Science Science Writing Awards.
He was a creator and developer of EurekAlert!, working with the AAAS to establish this international research news service, which now links more than 12,000 journalists to news from 6,000 subscribing research institutions worldwide.
In 2007, he was elected as a AAAS Fellow “for exemplary leadership in university communications, and for important contributions to the theory and practice of research communication.” In 2012 he was named the year’s Honorary Member of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society.
He holds a B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Texas (1968) and an M.S. in biochemistry and science writing from the University of Wisconsin (1970).