Bill wrote his first 'hardcore' science fiction book in second grade during book week. It was a five-page interplanetary epic, with a montage front cover and full-page drawings. He came second in the competition which annoyed the hell out of him. His first ever sci-fi read was Isaac Asimov's Space Ranger series, and since then has read and watched everything and anything that can be even remotely classified as science fiction. These days his reading time is sacrificed in the pursuit of producing guerrilla films, searching for exoplanets, and writing down his own stories from ideas he has accumulated over the years.