B.D. Mitchell is a writer and historian of science currently completing his PhD in science and technology studies at York University. His dissertation focuses on Friedrich Nietzsche’s critiques of genius, the genealogy of the Übermensch and physiological aesthetics. He is also interested in the relationship between science, literature, the occult and paranormal in the Nineteenth Century. He is the editor-in-chief of Beyond Borderlands: A Critical Journal of the Weird, Paranormal, and Occult.
Under his nom de plume, Edmund Siderius, he writes poetry and fiction, and blogs at The Starry Messenger.