Nick Palmer is a collection of atoms temporarily acting in systems. He has two degrees in medieval history and has spent the many years trying to shoehorn the knowledge into his writing. He writes fiction, poetry and plays. He is or has been a director, actor, photographer, bird watcher, pen-and-pencil role-player, podcaster, stage manager, DIY enthusiast, pedant and lover of puns. He lives near Leicester, UK in a house—just like you imagined it but different—with his wife and children.