Lee Konstantinou is a Future Tense fellow. He is a fiction writer, critic, editor, and assistant professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park. He wrote the science fiction satire, Pop Apocalypse (Ecco/HarperPerenniel, 2009) and the short story "Johnny Appledrone vs. the FAA," which appeared in the anthology Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future (HarperCollins, 2014). He co-edited the collection The Legacy of David Foster Wallace (University of Iowa Press, 2012) with Samuel Cohen, and his first academic book, Cool Characters: Irony and American Fiction, was released by Harvard University Press in 2016. His reviews, essays, and scholarship have appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Slate, The American Prospect, The Believer, The New Inquiry, The Account, boundary 2, Twentieth-Century Literature, ASAP/Journal, Contemporary Literature, and elsewhere. He is currently completing a new novel entitled "Appledrone" and is beginning an academic book project entitled "Rise of the Graphic Novel." He lives in Washington, DC.