Stephen Potts teaches Literature at UCSD, where he specializes in modern fiction and popular culture. For the past thirty-plus years he has published critical articles and books, fiction, editorials, and reviews. He has just co-edited with David Brin Chasing Shadows, an anthology containing stories and essays on surveillance and “sousveillance” in our transparent society (scheduled by Tor Books for January 2017). He is also currently editing a collection of critical essays on The Hobbit. His media appearances include participation in the 2002 Bravo documentary Page to Screen: Lord of the Rings.